A protest against inflation and drone strikes was planned for 22 December in Islamabad in the backdrop of the grand protest rally of PTI in Lahore on the same day.
The newly presented bill by the PMLN government for local bodies in Islamabad was deliberated upon in detail and was rejected by the representatives of different sectors and union councils of Islamabad. PMLN government’s bill is insufficient and unacceptable because it has envisaged a high-power commission over and above the elected representatives which will be answerable to central government.
“This bill is a mere eye wash, which has been designed to control the local governments through obedient bureaucracy, depriving the people of Islamabad from the fruits of a genuinely empowered local government system”, concluded Adnan Randhawa, a central leader of PTI from Islamabad, who was chairing the meeting.
The participants of the meeting decided that a protest call will be issued at the appropriate time against this fraud.
Proposals regarding improving the party organization at block-code level, opening party offices at grass-roots level, and intellectual and organizational training of party cadres were also debated.
Representatives of different sector/union councils, Rana Atif, Rao jee, Khalid Irani, Maqsood Shah, Saima Umar Khan, Tariq Hanfi, Nasir Gulmani, Ehtsham and others participated in the meeting.