Sahiwal (Sahiwal Tv – December 7, 2019 – Aqeel Ashfaq) Secretary Local Government Punjab Javed Ahmed Qazi has said that with the new local body system the powers have shifted to a lower level, which will speed up the development of villages and the development works. Better monitoring will be possible.
The provincial government is launching e-tendering under a new system that will put an end to the existing contracting system and the entire funds will be solely on development work.
He said this while briefing local officers in the Tehsil Council Hall regarding the development of new municipalities. Commissioner Sahiwal Division Muhammad Ahsan Waheed, Deputy Commissioners of all three districts Zeeshan Javed, Ahmed Kamal Mann and Usman Ali, Director Local Government Sahiwari Qari Khalid Nazir, Deputy Director Azhar Dewan and Administrators of Local Bodies were also present.
He said that the present government is empowering the common man so that transparency in development works and proper utilization of funds as well as e-governance in this municipal system has been emphasized which will help the people. Many problems will be overcome.
E-tendering is also being introduced to curtail complaints about the use of development funds, which will not only eliminate contractor complaints but also make proper use of funds.
He added that instead of the previous municipal system, every institution would be fully integrated in the existing system and would receive immediate approval for the beauty of the cities, safe drinking water and sewage works.
Secretary Local Government Javed Ahmad Qazi added that Prime Minister Imran Khan is paying close attention to Green Pakistan and keeping in view his vision, a Clean and Green Punjab campaign is being launched which includes Sahiwal city where various programs will be implemented with the help of civil society.