He also stated that some PTI local government
representatives expressed reservations on the interference of the provincial and national assembly members but they too had to step back since they could not confront the party leadership.
The subject of the letter is 'estimated resources to be transferred to the local governments
for the financial year 2019-20'.
'The verification was necessitated by the inability of nine local governments
of Akwanga, Nassarawa-Eggon, Kokona, Karu, Doma, Obi, Toto, Nasarawa and Lafia, to pay June salaries in spite of receiving allocation directly from the Federal Government.
Then-prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman had promised the Dewan Rakyat that local government
elections would be restored once the Confrontation was over, but this did not happen despite the end of Confrontation just one year after the third vote was suspended.
Third, now that the Constitution commands (not simply permits) the provinces to 'establish' local governments
, how can they get away with doing the very opposite: dissolving local governments
and reclaiming powers already devolved?
The entire Local Government
Act is full of legal provisions to tighten provincial control over the local governments
The old structure of local government
was designed for managing the civil war and for ensuring political control over rural communities, which discouraged policy consultation and citizen engagement.
The Minister for Local Government
Shehram Tarakai said that Tehsil Council would be able to approve budget through simple majority, while local governments
would be provided 30 percent of provincial developmental budget.
Under the new local government
system, Neighbourhood Councils would be established besides raising the number of Metropolitan and Municipal Corporations in urban areas.
However, in spite of the fact, that the Local Governments
, under pressure in democracy and over bearing in Martial Laws have been there, the need of the institution has always remained.
"Imran Khan wants the Balochistan government to cut unnecessary costs, eliminate corruption and also introduce an effective local government
system," said Zulfiqar.
There are many things which contribute to this problem, such as overcrowding and unplanned expansion of the city, poor governance and lack of a proper local government