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LG empowerment top priority: minister


Provincial Minister for Local Governments Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed said on Friday the government was making efforts to empower the local government representatives and solving their problems was the top priority of the government.
He was presiding over a meeting at the CM Office in which Local Government Secretary Noorul Amin Mengal, chairmen of district councils from all districts across the province and Local Councils Association Chairman Zahid Iqbal were also present on the occasion.
The district council chairmen apprised the minister of their problems and discussed the provision of funds, postings of officers and other related issues pertaining to district governments.
The minister directed the secretary Local Governments to take appropriate and prompt measures for providing offices and vehicles to chairmen district councils.
The minister said: “We warmly welcome the chairmen district councils and the government would take all possible steps for provision of more facilities to local governments.”
The chairmen district councils said that they were looking forward to work with the Punjab government and the provision of facilities would enable them for better public service delivery.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 30th, 2021.

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