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  • How the local government elections are strengthening democracy in Pakistan

    So here is what I have learned so far from this election fought in the constituency of about 20,000 voters in three economically robust and socially vibrant villages in southern Punjab...

    Initially, his speeches at campaign rallies were a bit too preachy; eventually, he was advised to talk about how he would help people in this life because he was not contesting the seat to become an Imam for the local mosque...

  • Local government elections

    LOCAL government is the basic tier of a democratic system...

    It is meant to address and resolve the people’s local issues such as sanitation, water supply, small-level developments...

  • KP govt ready to investigate local government polls, says Khattak

    PESHAWAR: Accepting mismanagement and rigging in the recently held local government election, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday said his government was ready to form a judicial commission or an investigating team to probe rigging allegations...

    Addressing a press conference in Peshawar along with leaders of coalition parties — Jamaat-i-Islami and Awami Jamhuri Ittehad— the KP chief minister categorically...

  • PHC dismisses pleas against local government law

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday dismissed two identical petitions challenging several provisions of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act (LGA) 2013, including those on the holding of village and neighbourhood council elections on non-party basis and powers of the chief minister to suspend district nazims...

    Qazi Mohammad Anwar, lawyer for the provincial government, had argued that the petitions were...

  • Whither local self-government?

    Dillon articulated America’s legal doctrine on local government — Dillon’s rule that “Municipal corporations owe their origin to, and derive their power and rights wholly from the state [provincial] legislature…...

    Cooley articulated the Cooley Doctrine that “[L]ocal government is a matter of absolute right and the state cannot take it away...

  • China landslide leaves around 40 missing: Local government

    BEIJING: Around 40 people were missing in China Wednesday after a landslide buried the living quarters of a mining company under one million cubic metres of earth, local authorities and state media said...

    Police, firefighters, mining rescuers and medical staff had been sent to the scene and residents in the area evacuated, the county government said in a statement...

  • Sindh local government set-up explainer

    Anyone trying to understand the local government elections system in Sindh — whose first phase gets under way on Oct 31 — is most likely to get lost in a complicated haze of wards, union councils, and municipal corporations, some of which will have direct elections while others indirect...

    Q: What is a town committee?A: A town committee governs a small town with a population of up to 50,000...

  • Jamaat to form local government in Oghi

    MANSEHRA: The Jamaat-i-Islami has secured majority in Oghi tehsil council to form the next government in the tehsil...

    The development came as an independent councilor-elect, who was allegedly confined by a local leader of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, appeared before the district retuning officer on Thursday and apprised him of joining JI...

  • Mohallas and markets: Karachi’s local government matrix

    This is UC-21 as per Karachi’s new delimitations — the seat of an “unofficial” local partnership between Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazlur Rehman (JUI-F)...

    UC-21 is part of the larger provincial constituency of PS-94, whose MPA from the MQM, Raza Haider, was assassinated back in 2010 in what is believed to be a politically motivated murder...

  • PHC stays local government re-polling at last minute

    PESHAWAR: Suspending a notification of the Election Commission of Pakistan, the Peshawar High Court stayed the local government re-polling at 356 polling stations in 14 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday, just two days before the electoral exercise was slated to happen...

    Through the impugned notification, the ECP had ordered fresh polling at polling stations on those categories of seats in village and neighbourhood council,...

  • Sikhs declare boycott of local government elections in Sindh

    KARACHI: Showing his reservations over lack of representation in the provincial and national assemblies, Pakistan Sikh Council patron-in-chief Sardar Ramesh Singh on Tuesday declared that the Sikh biradari (community) wouldn’t participate in the upcoming local body elections...

    “Our reservation is with the way elections are held at the local level,” complained Mr Ramesh while speaking to Dawn...

  • ‘Colonial bureaucracy must be replaced by people friendly local government’

    ISLAMABAD: PML-N MNA Danyal Aziz said on Tuesday that the 18th amendment has not been implemented in true letter and spirit by the provinces, which are delaying the transfer of administrative, financial and political powers to local governments...

    The MNA, who was chairman of the National Reconstruction Bureau-overseeing the smooth functioning of local government and the devolution of power, was speaking to participants at a seminar...

  • Not a single woman cast vote in local government by-polls in Dir districts

    TIMERGARA/UPPER DIR: Social activists and losing candidates from Lower and Upper Dir on Monday condemned the election commission for failing to ensure women enfranchisement during the recently held local government by-elections on tehsil and village council seats in the two districts...

    According to local residents and activists the district election commission office also ignored women voters by not setting up a single women...

  • KP government withholds over Rs14bn funds of local bodies

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has arbitrarily withheld more than Rs14 billion development funds allocated to the local bodies for the current fiscal, bringing development activities in most districts of the province to standstill, according to sources...

    The third quarter of the current financial year ended on March 31, however, the provincial government has so far released only Rs6...

  • Will change in government be beneficial for local govt setup?

    ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan is concerned about the powerless and fund-less local government of the federal capital, sources in the PTI say...

    They say that after forming the government, the PTI will focus on the local government setup and resolve the issues of the two million people of the city from the grassroots level...

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