Islamabad, September 14, 2021 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting on Local Government issues in Punjab. The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Asad Umar, Fawad Chaudhary, Shafqat Mehmood, Makhdum Khusro Bakhtiar, Ch Tariq BASHIR Cheema, Moonis Ilahi, Punjab Food Minister Abdul Aleem Khan and senior officers concerned. Punjab Minister for Local Government Mian Mehmood ur RASHEED joined the meeting via video link.
Punjab Government briefed the Prime Minister on a new local government model in the province. The Prime Minister emphasised that local government is the basic structure of a democracy. He reiterated that democracy is incomplete without a robust Local government system. The Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to ensure direct election of local government representatives. He directed them to go for local government elections in Punjab on immediate basis.
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