Decentralisation of power key to strong local governance: Pak PM

Last Updated: Sun, Sep 16, 2018 11:12 hrs
Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that the transfer of powers to grass root level is the key priority to ensure a strong local governance system.

In a meeting focusing on local government system here, Khan underlined that the public empowerment in a local bodies system can be the best form of governance. He added that people should take their own decisions, without which a strong local government system in Pakistan will not be realised, Radio Pakistan reported.

The cricketer-turned-politician stated that local governance will be made functional on the lines of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) experience in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Khan had formed a committee to put forth a proposal for a new local government system within a week, which will be scrutinised and presented before the provincial assemblies to initiate the required legislation procedure within a month, according to The Dawn.

Decentralisation of power was PTI's main poll plank in the run-up to the July 25 general elections. Khan had said that the previous practice of centralisation of power did not give the people of the country much say in government affairs.