Punjab Governor approves Local Bodies Ord 2021

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Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on Saturday approved the Punjab Local Government Ordinance 2021.

He finalized the ordinance earlier approved by the Punjab Cabinet by signing it during a ceremony held at Governor House. Principal Secretary to Governor Punjab Dr. Rashid Mansoor, Special Secretary to Governor Punjab Omar Saeed and other officers concerned were also present on the occasion.

Chaudhry Sarwar said that the new local government system will empower public in real sense and Prime Minister Imran Khan is fulfilling his promise to devolve power to lower level. He said the people of Punjab will be made strong and prosperous.

He said that the prime minister has been promising a strong local government system in Punjab from day one.

Chaudhry Sarwar said that under the new system of local government, the government has strengthened mayors and the heads of important institutions have also been transferred under the new system.

Under the Punjab Local Bodies Ordinance, local body elections in Punjab will be direct on party basis and a new era of development and prosperity will begin in cities and villages in Punjab and public issues will be resolved at their doorsteps, he concluded.

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