Altaf Hamid Rao,
Muzaffarabad/MIRPUR (AJK), (Parliament Times) : President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry has said that the Department of Local Government and Rural Development of Azad Kashmir should speed up the pace of its ongoing development projects and also improve the sanitation system in urban areas.
He expressed these views during a briefing session arranged by the Department of Local Government and Rural Development here today.
“Now that the local government elections have been held it is high time that the Department of Local Government and other relevant institutions should play their role to make local bodies functional so that power could be transfered to grassroots level’, he said adding that tax system should be improved so that Municipal corporation can have a reasonable income for running these institutions.
On this occasion, Secretary Local Government Syed Shahid Mohiuddin gave a detailed briefing to the President regarding the ongoing development projects and the problems being faced by the department.
Minister for Local Government Khawaja Farooq Ahmed, Sardar Imtiaz Khan, Secretary Presidential Affairs Dr. Syed Asif Hussain, Secretary Local Government and Rural Development Syed Shahid Mohiuddin, Director General Local Government Muhammad Shabbir Abbasi, Senior Additional Secretary Local Government Abdul Sattar Khan, Chief Planning Local Government Muhammad Masood, Secretary Local Government Board Sardar Aqeel Mahmood and others were also present.