Nazims to move court if district councils abolished

PESHAWAR: The district nazims from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday asked the provincial government not to do away with the district tier of the local government system and said the local bodies should be further empowered in the ‘larger public interest’.

The demand was made through the passage of a resolution during a convention of district nazims here.

Nazims Mohammad Asim Khan of Peshawar, Fasihullah of Upper Dir, Mohammad Ali Shah of Malakand, Naseem Afridi of Kohat, and others attended the convention. The convention was called to discuss possible changes to the Local Government Act, 2013, by the government.

The provincial government recently proposed to abolish district councils.

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