In Pakistan, supreme court orders a provincial government to devolve financial, administrative and political powers to local government
By 3 February 2022
Supreme Court of Pakistan (photo credit: AP)
In the verdict [...] Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed noted that local governments are formed under Article 140-A of the Constitution, which binds provincial governments to establish "empowered" local governments in their jurisdiction.
The top judge remarked that a provincial government cannot launch a project that comes under the jurisdiction of the local government.
[...] "The laws where there is a contradiction between the powers of the provincial and local governments should also be amended," the court ruled.
Read the full article here: Dawn