Two-tier system announced in Punjab: PM

Two-tier system in Punjab, Rs140 billion to be allocated for village councils: PM

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced a two-tier Local Government (LG) system for Punjab on Monday.

PM said local government elections will be held directly in two tiers and funds would be transferred directly to village councils and tehsil nazims. Tehsil nazims can coordinate and choose a representative at district level. This will empower the locals financially to decide development projects.

Imran Khan announced the setting up of 22,000 village councils.  Rs140 billion will be allocated for villages in Punjab which will be passed down to village councillors directly so they don’t have to wait for federal or provincial government to secure development funds.

Mayors in urban centres will be elected directly and new local bodies will empower city mayors in revenue collection.

The introduction of two-tier system in Punjab aims at handing over the governance to people.

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