Citizens Meeting with Local Government Representatives in District Bahawalnagar,22 October 2017

TI Pakistan is working for improving the process of social accountability and have arranged a successful session between local government representatives and citizens in District Chaniot in September 2017. This time in collaboration with Saiban organization, a similar session was organized in district Bahawalnagar. It was a very vibrant session which was also attended by TI Pakistan coordinator. The participants told that it was the first of its kind in District Bahawalnagr when the members from Local Government were held accountable before the citizens. In the beginning, the members highlighted the development and management work they had been performing after getting the power from the provincial government. However, during the Q&A session, it was observed that the actual role of these members is limited due to insufficient budget and distribution of powers. Majority of the development fund comes down from MNA and MPAs, where the Local Government domain is limited. Majority of the people were dissatisfied the performance of the Local Government because it was not meeting their expectation.

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