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KP released Rs 1302m to local govts, says minister.

TIMERGARA -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister for local bodies Inayatullah Khan on Monday said that Rs 1302 million had been released to local governments in the province. Addressing a councilors' convention at Ahyaul Uloom Balambat here the minister said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government wanted to strengthen local bodies so that powers could be devolved on the grass root level.

The minister asked local governments' representatives to fairly utilize the funds so that people could get benefits of the system introduced by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. He said the rules of business for local governments had been issued and the government would welcome any positive suggestion to bring some amendment in those rules.

The local bodies' minister claimed that credit of this system should go to the Jamaat-e-Islami as it worked hard to hold LG polls in the province. Wide range powers have been given to local governments. Now it is the responsibility of LG representatives to deliver and prove good governance at grass root level, the minister said, adding the people would realize change in this system. Local governments' representatives from all three tiers attended the convention and express their satisfaction on the system and rules of business introduce by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:Nov 24, 2015
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