Karachi, May 18, 2018 (PPI-OT): Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar said a petition has been filed in the Supreme Court for getting the powers of local bodies under the constitution and to strengthen the local bodies system in the country. The prevailing system of local bodies would not be proved effective till it gets the powers at the grass root level. KMC has to rely on the grants from the provincial government for obtaining funds whereas its own resources had been made limited through the SLGO 2013.
Sindh Government withheld Rs40billion from the Octroi OZT share of KMC during the last eight years which is injustice to this city. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of district and taluka chairmen, union council nazims and councilors from various cities of interior Sindh including Jamshoro, Haiderabad, Ghotki, Matiyari and other areas.
The delegation was headed by the parliamentary observer of trust for democratic education and accountability Yasir Abbasi whereas municipal commissioner Dr. Syed Saif-ur-Rehman, sr. director coordination Masood Alam, director council Ghufran Ahmed, director technical to mayor S.M Shakaib and others were also present on this occasion. Mayor Karachi said KMC have only 33 percent land control in Karachi and other 17 organizations control the remaining area which caused difficulty and complexities in the solution of people’s problems.
He said we all have to go forward for resolutions of such problems whether in Karachi or in the interior Sindh. He said the local government representatives should join hands with us to make the local government system more effective and operational in the province. The members of the delegation thanked mayor Karachi and said they learned a lot during this visit of the biggest city of the country.
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