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  • I’m a certified Grammar Nazi, and I couldn’t pass IELTS

    Nothing wrecks an English writer’s pride – his “unfaltering” confidence in his own pen – like being made to repeat an internationally acclaimed English language test due to an insufficient score...

    IELTS, which stands for International English Language Testing System, meticulously examines one’s language skills for the purpose of working or studying in certain English-speaking countries; notably Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom
  • Powers for LGs

    But while Part V of the Constitution lays down an elaborate framework for the distribution of legislative, administrative and financial powers between the federation and provinces, the Constitution leaves it to the provincial legislatures to regulate relations with the LGs...

    Interestingly, recognising the significance of the LGs and anticipating the possible friction between them and the state on matters related to the distribution...

  • Over Rs800m of Kohistan funds unspent due to absence of LGs

    PESHAWAR: The Rs829 million development funds allocated for Kohistan during the last three years haven’t been spent due to the absence of local bodies in the province’s most backward district...

    Billions of rupees have spent on the development activities carried out through three tiers of the local government system, including district, tehsil/town and village and neighborhood councils in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • LGs to spend uplift funds of their own free will: PTI

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf central information secretary Naeemul Haq on Saturday said the upcoming local bodies would bring about a real revolution in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by spending billions of rupees on development schemes without the government’s interference...

    “The local governments will bring backward areas on par with developed ones in the province,” he said during a Peshawar Press Club programme here
  • Councillors decry delay in formation of LGs

    SWABI: The elected local government representatives from various political parties have decried the delay in the transfer of power to the people’s representatives, saying this is causing unrest among them and people as well...

    The local body elections were held on May 30, while re-polling had taken place in various districts soon after Eidul Fitr
  • SC takes up issue of delay in devolving powers to LGs

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court summoned top bureaucrats of the four provinces on Friday to explain why devolution of powers to the recently established local government institutions was being delayed by them...

    The attention of the court was drawn by Advocate Raja Rab Nawaz to the provincial governments’ apathy despite the fact that the local government elections had successfully been conducted under Article 140A of the Constitution
  • Give LGs a chance

    Although a certain degree of scepticism surrounds the advent of the new era of elected LGs after a gap of some eight years, the completion of the last phase of LG elections in Punjab on Dec 22 offers a chance to make a fresh beginning...

    Irrespective of the merits of the creation of new provinces in Punjab, an effective LG system with real devolution of political, administrative and financial powers and responsibilities and in the...

  • LGs denied Rs74 billion funds in four-year term

    Data available with Dawn shows that under the Provincial Finance Commission (PFC), the four-year share of LGs amounted to Rs144 billion...

    However, the finance department never released Rs74 billion or over 50 per cent of the total amount allocated for LGs that adversely affected development activities at district, tehsil and village and neighbourhood councils...

  • Rollback of LGs

    The first such challenge was brought before the Lahore High Court (LHC) by the deposed chairman of the district council of Narowal, Ahmad Iqbal...

  • Chief justice irked by delay in Punjab LGs’ restoration

    ISLAMABAD: The Sup­reme Court on Wednesday took the Punjab chief secretary to task over seven months’ delay in implementation of the March 25 court order for restoration of local government institutions in the province...

    A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed, however, ordered Chief Secretary Kamran Ali Afzal and Local Government and Commu­nity Development Secretary Noorul Amin Mengal to come up with a...
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