Many others, however, said the tussle over power-sharing between local government
representatives and members of the provincial and federal legislatures hurt the system's service delivery.
One of the assistant directors (local government
) told Dawn that the local government
department's orders weren't a surprise as the law was clear about the matter.
He attributed the menace of ghost workers and other illegal activities by some unpatriotic staff to the recent delay in the payment of June salaries of local government
However, Raja Kamarul maintained that all of the possible outcomes of and challenges to local government
elections were being studied in the workshops and will be addressed in the Cabinet paper.
The future of local governments
in Pakistan now depends on whether the courts will act to secure the tenure of local governments
or let the vicious cycle of dissolutions continue
In such a situation, all powers, duties and functions of the dissolved local government
shall be exercised and performed by the provincial authorities.
The provincial legislature passed the Punjab Local Government
Bill, 2019 and the Punjab Villages Panchayats and Neighborhood Councils Bill, 2019.
This budget has made little impact and does not create an enabling environment for local government
to consider investing in the innovation of its service delivery systems, capacity building for its personnel and large-scale developments projects.
'The Tehsil Chairman and Mayer City Local Government
would be elected through direct elections,' he said.
The prime minister said since improvement could not be expected without correcting the urban system, the new local government
system would bring in positive change in real terms.
'' Interestingly, instead of encouragement the Act led to a change of heart, the governance of the Local Governments
through elected representatives was avoided from 2010 to 2014 December.
Prior to the devolution of the local government
, local bodies in Balochistan were generating their own revenue and spending it.