ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government on Sunday drafted a proposal for a new local government structure.
The draft is likely to introduce changes in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Centre in the first phase of implementation. Moreover, according to the draft, deputy mayors will be in charge of tehsils while the administrative charge of a district will be held by the mayor.
Further, the federal government has proposed that the deputy mayors should be elected through polls.
Under the new local government structure, the mayor will be in charge of the police and administration; and submit performance reports of the police and administrative heads.
Monetary affairs pertaining to the district also fall under the mayor’s domain.
The federal government has also proposed that district governments are given charge of the police force, departments of health, education, and lower judiciary.
The draft suggests that the district governments enjoy complete autonomy from provincial chief ministers and ministers. It has also been proposed that the district governments are provided with complete financial independence.