- Imran Khan was briefed on progress of 100-day plan during Lahore visit
LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday stressed on the importance of devolution of power during a meeting in Lahore.
While chairing a meeting regarding the draft of new local bodies system put forward by the federal government, Prime Minister Imran said the government wants to truly empower citizens.
“The most important agenda of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government is to delegate power to the local government,” the prime minister said.
The meeting was attended by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman, and other senior party members.
Earlier, upon his arrival, he was briefed on the progress of the 100-day plan and the proposed local bodies system.
During his visit, the PM met Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar and Local Government Minister Aleem Khan.
The local government minister apprised the PM of the priority agendas of all departments for the 100-day plan.
In addition to that, a high-level consultative session, to be chaired by Prime Minister Imran, is scheduled to be held in Lahore on Sunday.
The new local government structure is expected to be approved after the consultative meeting.
Furthermore, the prime minister will chair a session of the Punjab Cabinet at 3pm.
According to a press release issued by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), “Members of the provincial assembly will call on the prime minister.”
Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Minister Sibtain Khan and Tourism Minister Raja Yasir Humayun will take approvals for important projects from the prime minister.
The prime minister will also meet PTI leaders and head of National Commission on Police Reform Nasir Khan Durrani.
Moreover, PM Imran along with his political team will review preparations for the upcoming by-polls.