PESHAWAR: In a major policy shift, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf provincial government has decided to abolish the district government, the most effective tier of the existing local government system.
After doing away with the district government, the remaining two tiers — the tehsil and the village and neighbourhood governments — would be further empowered, sources said. They said that major changes were under consideration in the remaining two tiers of the LG system.
The decision in this regard was taken in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan during his maiden visit to Peshawar on Friday. It was also attended by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, cabinet members, MNAs and MPAs.
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