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Prime Minister committed to empower local governments: Asad Umar

September 11, 2020 | | Share:

Islamabad, September 11, 2020 (PPI-OT): Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar chaired a video conference meeting to discuss the Provincial Finance Commission awards in Islamabad on Friday.

Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Secretary Planning, Provincial Secretary Finance and senior officials were present in the meeting.

The provincial Finance Ministers shared the work being done in the respective provinces on finalizing the design of the Provincial finance commission.

Planning commission representatives provided an overview of various models of sub-national fiscal transfers aimed at empowering the local level governments for better service delivery.

Minister Planning appreciated the work being done and said that the Prime Minister is keen to see transfer of resources to the local governments, so that public services can improve at that level. It was decided to hold further deliberations to work out of a formula which would best serve the purpose of empowerment of local government.

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557

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