The Sued Conference has approved the revised local government Bill, that is, it claims to transfer some power to metropolitan companies.
“This bill is as per the will of the people of Sindh,” said Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday on the floor of the house.
This is the second time the Sindh government has taken a stab at changing the law. The first version was passed by the Sindh Assembly last month, but it was rejected by Governor Imran Ismail, who has to give his assent for any law to become an act. Imran Ismail had sent the Local Government (Amendment) Bill back to the assembly, asking it to reconsider at least nine points he raised.
But on Saturday, the PPP-led treasury benches rejected the amendments proposed by the governor to the original bill. In reaction, the Opposition parties (read: PTI, MQM, GDA) in the assembly protested against the treasury (read: PPP) in front of the Speaker’s desk.
On Saturday, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that these changes the PPP wanted to bring included re-introducing the system of towns in Sindh’s urban areas. Currently, district commissioners and administrators are running Sindh’s cities and towns. They are bureaucrats and not people who are elected democratically in a local government election.
CM talked about PPP hopes to look against legal objections. “I opposed opinion in” Non-elective Begang “,” he said. However, he said that there is a case where historical examples have occurred. .
CM also talked about other changes you want. “We made Karachi Waterproof or Karachi Administrators of Karachi Administrators in Karachi Administrators, SSWMB.”
He said that the local parliament has been supervising schools in its jurisdiction.
The chief minister rejected reports that the government has taken powers from local bodies to collect tax. “Transfer tax on immovable properties will be collected by local councils,” he said.
Shah said that the house would have considered the opposition’s amendments had they tabled them. But they only created a ruckus.
Nasir husain shah, Minister of Local, said that the government is giving municipal agency power.
He said that we have included the proposal in the bill.