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PM Seeks SC’s Help in Empowering LG System in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday asked the attorney general of Pakistan (AGP) to approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan for seeking its help in empowering local bodies system in a rain-battered Karachi.

While chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet, PM Imran Khan said: “The issues of Karachi could not be resolved without the empowerment of the local bodies’ representatives in the city.”

Taking key decision to resolve Karachi issues, the prime minister directed the attorney general to approach the apex court to set an early hearing of a case pertaining to the implementation of Article 140 of the Constitution of Pakistan in the city.

It is necessary to give financial, political and administrative powers to the local government in Karachi to resolve issues faced by the metropolis, he said.