Govt not bound to continue with LG system, says Shah -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Govt not bound to continue with LG system, says Shah

By: Imtiaz Ali

KARACHI: The Sindh government is not bound to continue with the local government system of 2001 and will most certainly modify it and introduce a bill in this connection in the provincial assembly in consultation with its coalition partners.

This was stated by the chief minister of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, while talking to the media during his visit to the mausoleum of the Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammed Ali Jinnah.

Shah also told the media that the government was ready to talk to the leaders of the nationalist parties in order to reconcile differences.

“We have already talked to everyone, and now we are also ready to talk to them,” he said.

Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad and the cabinet members also accompanied the chief minister, who laid a floral wreath and paid rich tributes to the Quaid-e-Azam on the occasion of the Independence Day.

Shah said the government had also contacted the parties that had had no representation in the assembly, seeking their cooperation for the sake of peace and development in the province.

He said they often consulted with the MQM chief, Altaf Hussain, and the governor, and sometimes they also got guidance from both of them.

The provincial chief executive said that they all were united under the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari.

Regarding the law and order situation, he said that the provincial government had talked to all segments of society.

Governor Ebad, in a brief talk with the media, said that the country had been facing both internal and external challenges.

He said that solutions to problems required collective efforts and unity. He said they all were united under the leadership of the president and the prime minister.
Source: The News
Date:8/15/2011