Punjab

Punjab Assembly passes new local government bill 2019

The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed the new local government bill amid the uproar and protest from opposition.
As per details, the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed two bills, The Punjab Local Government Bill 2019, The Punjab Villages Panchayats and Neighborhood Councils Bill 2019. The opposition members tear down the copies of the agenda and staged walkout from the house.
All LG intuitions will be dissolved after the approval from Punjab governor.
The decisions had been taken during a provincial cabinet meeting with Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office in Lahore. Presiding over the meeting, CM Buzdar had said that the government had been committed to empower the local bodies of the province.

وزیراعظم عمران خان نے پنجاب میں نیا بلدیاتی نظام لانے کا وعدہ کیا تھا۔ آج الحمدلله پنجاب اسمبلی نے اسے منظور کر لیا ہے۔ پنجاب حکومت کپتان کے وژن کو عملی جامہ پہنانے کے لیے کوشاں ہے۔ نئے بلدیاتی نظام کی منظوری پر تمام ممبران مبارکباد کے مستحق ہیں۔#PunjabBaldiyatiInqilab
— Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) April 30, 2019
Opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz has decided to challenge the new Punjab Local Government Bill 2019 in the court.
Addressing media outside the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shhebaz said PA has passed the new local government bill by carrying one-sided proceeding in the house. “We’ll challenge the new local government bill in the court.
Later, The Punjab Assembly session was adjourned to meet again on Thursday afternoon at 02 PM.