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Karachi: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) announced to end sit-in in Karachi after successful negotiations with Sindh government over controversial local government (LG) bill passed by the provincial assembly.

Karachi chief Hafez Naim al-Rahman announced the end of the 29-day sit-in after a successful early Friday morning with Sindh provincial government representative Nassir Hussein Shah.

A delegation of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lead by Sindh Minister for Local Government Nasir Shah arrived at the JI sit-in camp for talks with Jamaat-e-Islami leadership.

According to sources, Nasir Hussain Shah also presented the draft prepared after agreeing to amend the Local Government Act.

Nasir Hussain Shah said that PPP and Jamaat-e-Islami have agreed to empower the mayor of Karachi. The two sides also agreed on the establishment of the Provincial Finance Commission. The mayor and town chairmen will be members of the commission.

The two sides also agreed that the mayor will lead the Karachi Water Supply and Sewerage Committee, while educational institutions and hospitals will be handed over to local agencies.

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