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PPP-MQM panel discuss proposed LG law

Published Jul 27, 2012 10:37am

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KARACHI: The core-committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) met again here on Thursday and reaffirmed their resolve to finalise the draft of Sindh Local Government Act 2012 in the next few days.

Agha Siraj Durrani, Syed Murad Ali Shah, Muhammad Ayaz Soomro and Rafiq Engineer represented the PPP, while the MQM side was represented by Dr Farooq Sattar and Syed Sardar Ahmed, said a handout issued from the Chief Minister's House.

The committee further deliberated on various sections of the proposed local government law, and made progress on several points.

The PPP and the MQM were holding several rounds of meetings to craft a consensus LG law in Sindh before holding next local government election.

However, both sides stuck to their positions as the MQM wanted more powers for the local government as envisaged in the now abolished SLGO, 2001. However, the PPP preferred the SLGO, 1979 which envisaged comparatively less powers.

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Comments (2) Closed

Jul 27, 2012 03:48pm
LG is the heart of democracy. If Pakistan cannot have a representative local government, then forget about democracy at higher levels. LG is the test of our politicians commitment to democracy.
Jul 27, 2012 07:11pm
Please revive LG system, not only for Karachi, but for complete country. It was an excellent system introduced by President Musharraf. Karachi saw massive improvement under this system, under self-less guidance of Mustafa Kamal. I may not agree on many policies of MQM, but I have to give them credit for serving Karachi under Local Government system.