Pakistan: Seat of democracy, not being governed


Pakistan Observer
Monday, May 21, 2012,

Sharafat Kazmi

Islamabad—Democratic structure of local governance in Islamabad would promote good governance and prosperity, adding that Islamabad, the seat of democracy is not being governed democratically. Local bodies’ structure is basic essences of democracy. There is no substitute to local government system consisted of elected representative

This was stated by the chairman PM Task force on Islamabad Faisal sakhi butt while talking to the notable s of Tarnol, Joore Raajgaan and other areas. Prominent social activist Ch jhangir, Malik ghulam dastageer, Malik samdani, azhar khan, Raja gulistan of joorie, khalil of sandaymaar dam.

He said that its that the citizens of Islamabad should be granted their fundamental right of electing local bodies’ representatives as it would improve administrative structures in order to meet the needs of increasing number of population. It was noted that the city population has risen from 100,000 in 1951 to 1.7 million in 2011. He said implementation of Article 140-A in Islamabad, which is regarding the establishment of a local government system tais going to be implement very soon and I already talked to Prime Minister of Pakistan in this regards. PM already directed to Ministry of Law for making summery of holding local bodies election.He said there is no substitute to local government system consisted of elected representative.”

“Capital cities in most countries epitomise national diversity as it is a place where people use local services and participate in political activities, Butt said. To understand the issues of Islamabad city and to discuss democratization of the city’s governance government is taking feedback form different way. he said that currently Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICTA), Capital Development Authority (CDA) is run by beareucrate