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Punjab govt team calls on Pervez Elahi, discusses Local Govt Bill

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Lahore: On the challenge of approving the Punjab Local Government Act, the Punjab government team met Acting Governor Chaudhry Pervez Ellahi on Monday and discussed the Local Government Act.

According to sources, during the meeting it was decided that the government will hold the next local body elections directly. Moreover, in the meeting it was agreed to hold the elections of Mayor, Neighborhood and Village Council on the same day, to give the lists of reserved seats and councilors after the election.The meeting supported the restoration of the Town Committee.

As per the details, the proposal for restoration of Municipal and Town Committee in the local body system was put before the leadership. The final decision regarding the restoration of Town Committee and Municipal Committee will be taken after the opinion of PTI leadership.

Sources said that in consultations with Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, Law Minister Raja Basharat and Local Government Minister Mian Mahmood Al-Rasheed, Federal Minister Monis Elahi, MNA Salik Hussain, PTI South Punjab Chairman Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar and Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Javan Bakht attended the meeting.

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