Sindh govt decides to take back LBs law, says CM Murad

By: News Desk      Published: 05:15 PM, 3 Dec, 2021
Sindh govt decides to take back LBs law, says CM Murad

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said Friday that the provincial government had decided to take back the local bodies (LBs) law, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing a function on the eve of Special Persons’ Day, he said that matters relating to the special persons would be dealt with under the Local Bodies’ Act.

He recalled that in 2016 he had ordered the construction of ramps at all offices for wheelchair users.

Sindh CM assured the organisations working for the differently-abled people not to even think that they had been left on their own since he would continue to support them.

Sindh minister rejects allegation of ignoring Karachi:

Later, speaking to the media, Sindh Minister for Local Government, Forests and Religious Affairs Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said it was wrong to say that no improvement had been made in the infrastructure of Karachi. “Truth of the matter is that lot of improvement has been made,” he claimed.

He said the roles of the mayor and other elected people who would look into the provincial capital’s affairs would be determined. “But this would be done in the light of special laws,” he clarified and dispelled the impression that elected people would not be assigned duties.  

He further said that a town system had been introduced in the city so that municipal services could be provided to the people more easily. “Similarly, UCs have also been empowered,” the minister said, and added, “Municipal corporations have been made in several Sindh cities.”

Regarding the concern that the local bodies had also been robbed of their say in health and education sectors, Nasir said this had been done for the betterment of these sectors.

He, however, hinted at reversing this decision if people’s concern persisted. “This is not a divine order that cannot be undone,” he said.

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