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    Former PTI Govt deprives LG representatives from powers: ANP leader

    Former PTI Govt deprives LG representatives from powers: ANP leader

    PESHAWAR (APP): Awami National Party leader, Arbab Usman Khan here Tuesday said the former Pakistan Tahrik e Insaf government has deprived the local government representatives of constitutional power after making unnecessary amendments in the LG Act.

    In a statement here, Arbab Usman said that depriving LG representatives from constitutional powers by the incompetent rulers of PTI was against the spirit of the local bodies act. The amendments have made the LG system ineffective in Khyber Pakthunkhwa, he added.

    He said problems of poor sanitation, rusty water pipes and filth in water channels and other civic problems at tehsil and village councils was due to the toothless LG system in Khyber Pakthunkhwa.

    Usman said the LG representatives were facing great problems to address problems of people in their respective constituencies due to lack of funds and authority. The PTI has politically victimized the LG representatives after making uncalled for amendments in the LG Act that prevented the devolution of powers at the grassroots and hence people’s problems remain unsolved at local level, he added.

    He said thousands of elected representatives including mayors, chairmen, women, peasant, minorities and general councillors were deprived of their rights by the PTI. The unavailability of funds and lack of authority have shattered the confidence of people on the LG system.

    Arbab Usman highly appreciated the prime minister’s free of charge flour scheme for millions of poor people during Ramazan and expressed the hope that it would be continued after the holy month.

    He urged the provincial government to simplify the free atta distribution procedure so that the essential commodity could be provided to deserving people in a dignified way.

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