PPP-MQM meeting - File Photo

KARACHI: The core-committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) held a meeting at the Chief Minister House on Saturday and deliberated on various sections of the draft of Sindh Local Government Act 2012.

On the directives of President Asif Ali Zardari, the meeting expedited progress on the draft of the proposed act, said a handout issued here from the Chief Minister House.

The meeting discussed in detail various sections and language of the draft, while many sections were finalised after changes with consensus.

The meeting expedited progress on the draft bill on the directives of President Zardari, so that a consensus draft could be finalised and presented to the Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah.

Fata Local Government Regulations, 2012

The government is set to introduce a local government system in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas this year and has circulated copies of the draft law among the Fata legislators.

According to sources, the ruling coalition has asked the Fata legislators to give their recommendations and comments as early as possible on the draft ‘Fata Local Government Regulations, 2012’ because it wants President Asif Ali Zardari to promulgate it as an ordinance on the Independence Day.

MNA Akhunzada Chitan from Bajaur Agency said on Saturday that there was a consensus amongst all political and religious organisations and tribal elders that there should be a local government system in Fata on the pattern of the provinces.

He said people in Fata wanted to choose their local representatives through elections.

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