Local bodies’ representatives assume charge in Attock, Taxila

Published October 24, 2021
Eman Tahir being accorded a warm welcome upon her arrival at the District Council Attock on Saturday. — Dawn
Eman Tahir being accorded a warm welcome upon her arrival at the District Council Attock on Saturday. — Dawn

TAXILA: Chairpersons of the district councils, union councils (UCs) and municipalities in Attock assumed the charge of their respective offices on Saturday following the Supreme Court order, restoring the local government.

Dozens of PTI councilors, chairman and vice-chairman of the municipal corporation (MC) reached the District Council Attock with their supporters and celebrated the restoration of the local government institutions.

After assuming the charge as district council Attock chairperson Eman Tahir warned all officers of District Council to work day and night for the prosperity of citizens.

She also directed the staff concerned of all union councils to fully cooperate with chairmen and vice chairmen to resolve all public related issues.

In Hazro, Nazakat Khan assumed the charge of chairman while Nazkat Khan assumed the charge of municipal committee.

Meanwhile, Shiekh Waheeduddin and Raja Kamran advocate assumed the charge of chairman and vice chairman of municipal committee Taxila respectively.

Talking to mediapersons, Sheikh Waheeduddin said that Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar stopped the local body system which created an uncertain situation.

“But, now we will work day and night to provide maximum relief to the people,” he claimed.

He said the Supreme Court had handed down a democratic verdict by restoring local bodies. Answering a question on bureaucratic hurdles, he said: “We have no issue with the bureaucracy and will carry out our duty in accordance with the constitution, law and democratic tradition.”

Talking to Dawn, a senior official of Local Government and Community Development Department said after dissolution of local bodies by the PTI government, the district councils had been devolved into tehsil councils and the rural UCs into the neighborhood and village councils. Similarly, he said, a large number of rural UCs had been included into the urban municipalities during the last delimitation and demarcation process.

Published in Dawn, October 24th, 2021

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