Islamabad (September 03, 2018): Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed that a comprehensive action plan should be chalked out in consultation with all stakeholders for security of Zaireen visiting Iran, Iraq and other holy places during upcoming month of Muharram.
He issued the directives at a meeting in Islamabad, on the issue of security and facilitation of the Zaireen.
The Prime Minister said security of the Zaireen visiting holy places abroad and facilitating them is foremost priority of government.
He directed that immigration counters at Pak-Iran border should be enhanced to facilitate Zaireen through speedy immigration process.Imran Khan said a permanent mechanism should be evolved to streamline the entire operations of Zaireen in future.
Earlier on September 02, Prime Minister Imran Khan constituted a committee for holding in-depth discussions and formulating a proposed structure of the local government bodies within one week.
The decision was taken during a meeting on local government (LG) system at the Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday. The prime minister directed that the process of finalizing recommendations for initiating legislation process should be completed within one month.The recommendations of the committee would be scrutinized and presented before the assemblies of the respective provinces for their consideration.
PM Imran in his remarks said the transfer of power at the grassroots level and empowering people in a real sense was the main plank of PTI’s reform agenda.
He said the past practice of centralization of power into few hands and at times, into one individual, had not only deprived the people of any meaningful say in the government’s affairs but had also stripped the people of their right to have adequate resources for their development.Detailed presentations were made and threadbare discussions followed during the meeting on the local government system which was introduced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by the PTI government for empowering people at the grassroots level and the proposed system to be replicated in other provinces.