PPP aims to keep public devoid of its rights: Asad Umar

Sindh Local Government Amendment Bill a black law: Asad Umar


Karachi: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Sunday said that Sindh Local Government Amendment Bill is a black law.

Asad Omar said that the situation in the province is deteriorating, while the governors of the province are getting rich. He added that we hope that public representatives will solve mass problems.

A day earlier, Sindh Assembly on Saturday approved Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Bill-2021 amid opposition’s ruckus.

The amended bill of the new LG system was tabled in the Sindh Assembly by provincial LG minister Nasir Hussain Shah. As the session was marred with sloganeering, the legislators from the government managed to pass the Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Bill-2021.

Opposition members tore the copies of the agenda when the house gave clause-by-clause approval to the bill.

According to the provisions of the amendment bill, towns will be set up in 6 divisional headquarters of Sindh including Karachi. The chairmen of towns and municipal committees will be elected through a show of hands. Clause to hold election of chairpersons of local body councils by secret ballot was withdrawn.

In the local government amendment bill, the local agency committee is given the power to deal with the affairs of nine provincial departments, and the local government committee will also be included in the affairs of the Sindh province police.

According to the bill, the SSP will be obliged to liaise with the chairman of the relevant local agency, and the police will report to the local council on police affairs and law and order. Local government representatives will not have the authority to handle prosecutions, police management, and criminal cases.

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