The committee appointed by Prime Minister Imran Khan to finalize the new local government (LG) structure in Punjab would submit its recommendations next week.
The panel on Punjab’s new local government (LG) structure has completed its suggestions, which will be submitted to the premiere next week.
The group completed proposals for the creation of metropolitan zones, district councils, and the election method for mayors, district Nazim, and others.
Under the new local government structure, 11 metropolitan regions would be formed across Punjab, according to the proposals. Sialkot has been designated as a metropolitan area due to its worldwide significance, and Gujrat will also be designated as a metropolitan area.
A metropolitan will have nine divisional headquarters, and the forthcoming LG elections will be held on 25 district councils throughout the province, although the provincial government will use a neighborhood council, village council, and tehsil council system.
The elections for metropolitan mayors and district Nazim will be held on a party basis, but elections for other posts on neighborhood and village councils will be held on a non-party basis.
A village council will be made up of 10,000 to 20,000 people, while a neighborhood council will be made up of 15,000 to 20,000 people.
It has been suggested that the panchayat system be established alongside the village council, with the chairman of the village council being elected by the members of the panchayat council.
According to sources, important members of local communities would be represented in the panchayat council, which will be in charge of many administrative concerns such as cleanliness, street lighting, schools, and minor conflicts. Furthermore, the panchayat council would be given the authority to levy small taxes.
Another suggestion was made to give senior residents representation in neighborhood and village governments.
Towns, rather than neighborhood councils, will be formed in the Lahore Metropolitan Corporation, and mayors of the towns would be chosen directly.
Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over a conference to create a plan for local government elections in Punjab province, as well as to examine the state’s political and administrative concerns.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has also instructed the Punjab government to hold local government elections (LG).
The Punjab administration plans to hold local government elections in two stages between March and April of next year.