Mayor criticizes LG Act, wants implementation of Article 140A

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Staff Reporter

City Mayor Waseem Akhtar, while strongly criticizing the rules and regulations defined in Sindh Local Government Act SLGA-2013 by the Sindh government, has said that amendments were being crafted by himself for SLGA 2013 to strengthen the system and he was also struggling really hard and advocating the demand at the honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan for the implementation of Article 140A of the Constitution. Speaking during his visit to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) on Tuesday, the Mayor mentioned that due to untiring efforts being made since last four years, a realization has finally surfaced now as the honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan, before commencing a specific case proceedings, asked the AG Sindh to read Article 140A of the Constitution which categorically states that ‘administrative powers, political powers and financial powers should be devolved to the third tier of the government. Similarly, there is also some realization in Sindh government as recently a statement appeared in the media in which it was mentioned that Sindh government is looking forward to empower the Mayor and KMC.