ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that the government will introduce a revolutionised version of local body system in cities and towns.
The prime minister was addressing a ceremony in the capital, where he said that the money allocated for local body system is given to MNAs and MPAs, which does not happen anywhere else in the world.
The PM said that direct elections for the post of mayor will be held in the cities.
There are 22,000 panchaiyats in Punjab, and Rs40billion in funds will be given to them. He further said that direct elections will be held for electing head of panchaiyat.
The prime minister, while responding to a question, said that he does not have a clue from where the discussion about presidential system emerged.
The PM lamented that facilities are ending in cities and they are turning into ruins.
Shabbar Zaidi has been appointed chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue, said the premier.
The prime minister said that the provinces failed to collect taxes under the 18th Amendment, adding that due to the said amendment in the Constitution the centre became bankrupt.