Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Sindh Assembly passes Local Bodies (Amendment) Bill 2021 with a majority

Sindh Assembly passes Local Bodies (Amendment) Bill 2021 with a majority

KARACHI (92 News) – The Sindh Assembly passed the Local Bodies (Amendment) Bill 2021 with a majority on Saturday.

The opposition members staged a strong protest against the bill. They gathered in front of the dais of the speaker and chanted slogans 'Bill Unacceptable'. They also tore the copies of the agenda.

Addressing the House, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the amendment bill is as per wishes of the people. "The opposition is fond of raising a hue and cry," he added.

The chief minister said that local councils have been assigned the power to collect the property tax. "Amendments cannot be introduced by tearing off the papers," he maintained.

He claimed that the PPP will succeed across the country in the next elections.

On the other hand, PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh said that Murad Shah had proved that he wants to run Sindh under the Zardarana system. He said that the chief minister had fomented hatred and bias.