The News International published special reports on the current situation of local governments in the country.

They specifically focused on the Hon. Supreme Court’s judgement regarding restoration of the suspended LG system in Punjab.

Read the reports on via the links below:


Restoration of local governments entails letting go of power and resources for the provincial Read More

A history of decentralisation

Political parties never wanted to transfer power to local governments, while the military regimes used them as an alternative to political parties Read More

Local body systems

A comparison of the features of various local bodies’ models in Pakistan Read More

The Supreme Court’s verdict

Local governments in the Punjab, which legally stand restored, will complete their terms on December 31 Read More

Election and participation

Over the years there have been debates about how to elect local goverments — through direct or indirect election — and how far those made part of this system are true representatives of the public Read More

The question of revenue

The Supreme Court judgment reinstating the local governments in the Punjab has added to the importance of financial self-reliance at the level Read More

Good governance

Serious action is needed to revisit, restructure and redefine the governance structure in the country Read More

Author: LCAP
Local Councils Association of the Punjab is an organisation working in Lahore, Punjab. While supporting various local government aspects under the project SALG funded by European Union and CLGF.

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