Staff Reporter Peshawar
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) cabinet on Wednesday decided to hold local bodies elections in the province on 15, September 2021. The meeting also approved Local Councils Conduct of Election Rules 2020.
The KP local bodies system completed its tenure during August 2020, and the ECP recently held a meeting to review arrangements for the polls.
The KP cabinet also approved the establishment of a water commission and authority for safeguarding water resources, one million rupeescompensation for families whose loved ones died in the Khyber Teaching Hospital incident, and a grant for school teachers serving in double shifts.
The meeting also approved Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Probation and Payroll Act 2020 and business rules for the youth development commission. The provincial body also decided to find new avenues of tax collection in the province besides approving a grant of Rs4.3 billion for expanding gas supply infrastructure in the province. The cabinet also gave a nod to the registration of 12 separate publishers and printers for publication of the Holy Quran. It was further decided to evolve the board of governors of Qazi Hussain Ahmed Medical Teaching Institute.