KARACHI: The Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar, has said the federal government has moved the Supreme Court to improve Karachi, ARY News reported Sunday.
Addressing a meeting here, Umar said the improvement of the city is the top priority of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He said the local government law in Sindh does not meet the requirements of the constitution. “It is a law that denies the power of local representatives, and Karachi needs a government with administrative, financial and political powers.”
“To keep Karachi standing he needs an effective local government,” said Asad Umar. “The government has moved to the Supreme Court to improve Karachi and the prime minister and I have filed a constitutional petition in court as petitioners,” said Umar.
He urged a local government in Karachi under Article 140-A of the constitution to guarantee a local council system with financial and political powers.
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