January 19, 2022

Sindh Assembly passes LG Amendment Bill

Sindh Assembly passes LG Amendment Bill

Sindh Assembly passes LG Amendment Bill - (file foto)

KARACHI Nov 26,2021 – Amid opposition’s rumpus, Sindh Assembly passed the Local Government Amendment Bill on Friday. The opposition encircled the dais of Speaker Sindh Assembly and chanting slogans staged walk out from the assembly-hall.

As Provincial Minister for Local Government, Nasir Hussain Shah introduced the Local Government Amendment Bill 2021, the opposition members opposed it and stood on the seats making noise.

Opposition members said they were not taken into confidence in the new LB system. During the protest, opposition members carried placards in front of Speaker’s dais chanted slogans and boycotted the proceedings.

After which the amendment bill was passed unanimously.

Under the new Sindh local government system, the Sindh government will take over the management of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Subhraj Hospital, Leprosy Center and Sarfraz Rafiqi Hospital, including the Medical and Dental College, managed by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation.

According to the Local Government Amendment Bill 2021, there will be a system of corporations and towns in major cities of Sindh including Karachi. The Vice Chairmen of the Union Committees shall be members of the Town Municipal Council.

The mayor and deputy mayor will be elected from among the members of the town municipal council. With a population of at least 5 million, there will be a metropolitan corporation and the term of local government representatives will be four years.