LAHORE: Punjab Cabinet has approved amendments in Punjab Local Government Act 2019.
The approval was given during a Provincial Cabinet meeting held in Lahore on Tuesday, chaired by Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.
Under the amendments, political parties and the electoral groups will be allowed to take part in local bodies’ elections while minorities will now be able to vote on general seats as well.
Punjab Cabinet also approved Punjab Village Panchayat and Neighborhood Councils Act 2019 besides Punjab Demarcation of Local Areas Rules 2019.
Under these amendments, a total of 455 local governments will be formed throughout the province.
Provincial Cabinet also approved changes in Punjab Municipal Service Program under which local governments will implement roads construction and repair schemes.