PESHAWAR: Members of tehsil council in Lakki Market protested lack of arrangements and electricity load-shedding during the council budget meeting.

When the meeting begins, even chair of the convener (Naib Nazim) was not available due to which he seated on floor to preside over the meeting. Council members accused Tehsil Municipal organisation of not making proper arrangements before the meeting and termed an insult of the elected public representatives. Owing to lack of electricity, the council members could be seen in videos fanning their shawls to find solace against scorching heats.

The members alleged that TMO is the hub of corruption and financial embezzlement and urged the KP government to take action against them. They’ve given a one-week deadline to the government to complete their demands.  The council’s member also stages protest outside the TMO office and exchanged harsh arguments with officials. The TMO officials also said that the tenure of the present council is almost over and thus they don’t have the right of 2019-20 annual development plan.

Lakki Council approves Rs590 million annual budget

Lakki Marwat district council has approved the annual development programme with a total outlay of over Rs590 million for the fiscal year 2019-20. The council met at the district headquarters complex, Tajazai, with naib Nazim Haji Arab Khan in the chair. District Nazim Iqbal Hussain Advocate was also present.

The naib Nazim, who is also the convener of the council, shed light on the annual developmental programme, saying that major share amounting to over Rs102 million would go for the uplift schemes in the education sector.

He said Rs51 million had been set aside for development schemes in the health sector, while sports, women development and agriculture sectors would get Rs25 million each. “Under the discretionary head, Rs270 million will be spent on public welfare projects in different sectors,” he maintained.