The Punjab government has issued gazette notification of the new local government system in the province as it removed various modifications introduced in the local government system by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government. The Punjab Local Government Bill 2022 was passed by the Punjab Assembly on June 24, and it was assented to by the Punjab Governor on the same date after which it was reenacted into a law. In the Punjab Local Government Act 2022, the number of metropolitan
corporations has been decreased from 11 to nine. The authority for postings and transfers has been transferred to the Punjab local government minister from the secretary.
According to the notification, the local governments shall succeed property of the defunct local government.