Karachi issues can’t be solved unless LG reps are powerful: PM Imran Khan

PM Imran Khan has told the federal cabinet that the longstanding problems of Karachi could not be solved unless the elected local govt. representatives become financially, politically and administratively independent. He said the federal govt. was in favor of full implementation of Article 140-A of the Constitution and directed the AG of Pakistan to immediately appeal to the Supreme Court of Pakistan for an early hearing and decision of a petition under Article 140-A.  Article 140-A says each province shall, by law, establish a local govt. system and devolve political, administrative and financial authority to the elected representatives of the local govt.’s.