Nazims in KP assail funds’ denial in last fiscal year – Dawn

PESHAWAR: The nazims of several districts on Tuesday came down hard on the PTI government for denying them ‘more than half of their share’ in development funds for the last financial year and insisted that the shortage of funds had halted ongoing schemes and blocked the launch of new ones.

“Several districts, tehsils and village and neighborhood councils didn’t get a single penny in 2017-18,” KP Local Council Association president Himayatullah Mayar told Dawn after the executive council meeting of the LCA here.

The meeting was attended by LCA senior vice president and district nazim of Upper Dir Fasihullah, convener Syed Ahmed Ali Shah, vice president and Peshawar district naib nazim Qasim Ali Shah, LCA finance secretary and Hangu tehsil nazim Amir Ghani, LCA general secretary Asif Ali Jah and press secretary Ali Haider.

Mr Mayar said the government’s failure to release funds to local bodies went against the spirit of the local government system.

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