Sindh govt, JI forms democratic solution to LG law: CM Murad

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By Raja Kamran

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah visited Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi headquarters along with a delegation and expressed readiness to bring more amendments to Local Government (LG) Law.

Murad Ali Shah addressed a press conference along with JI Karachi amir Hafiz Naeemur Rehman at Idara Noor-e-Haq.

He said that government had decided to make some amendments basis on experience of 2013 Sindh LG Law. CM said that he held meeting with JI leaders related to Sindh LG Act. “We introduced Sindh LG law after holding consultations. Sindh is first province in which law was passed by provincial assembly.

Murad said that Sindh government and JI have formulated a democratic and political solution to issue.

Government had sought to take over health and education institutions, whereas, it was also necessary to have chairmanship of water board to support it.

He said that a team has been constituted under supervision of Nasir Hussain Shah to finalise amendments within two weeks.

“We have insisted on increasing number of union committees. It has been decided to provide resources to union committees in accordance with their population.”

JI Karachi chief said that his political party wanted to ensure completion of process in light of Supreme Court’s ruling on Sindh LG law and municipal elections. “It will be good if municipal institutions see stability and there is an actual transfer of power.” He, however said that SC ruling was not given on 2021 LG law amendments.

He criticised federal government over shrinking K-IV project capacity from 650 million gallons to 260 million gallons.

CM Murad blamed federal government for stopping development work of K-IV project. He vowed that provincial government will get its due share from Centre.