KP Cabinet to finalize Local Government system today

Peshawar: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan will review a meeting to finalize the new Local Government (LG) system in the province as the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) deadline of April 30 for amendments to Local Government Act 2013 is closing in.

The draft bill has already been tabled at the meeting of the ministerial and technical committee. It agreed to the proposed amendments. The bill has however retained some sections regarding authority of the provincial government in governance at the local level.

While the tenure for local councils ends on August 28, ECP has to pass the Amendment LGA Bill from the provincial assembly by April 30 as per election rules of making any changes to the LGA three months prior before the elections.

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