SANGLA HILL
The civil society has rejected the "undemocratic" Punjab Local Government Bill 2013 expressing apprehensions that women's representation will be reduced radically under the PML-N government.
The civil society stakeholders under the banner of Anjuman-e-Taraki-e-Niswan, Saiban Foundation, Voice of Civil Society, Pakistan Tehreek-e-insaf, Pakistan People's Party, Jamaat-e-Islami gathered in front of the press club to register their concerns against the bill.
They said that the bill did not provide a reasonable quota to youth, peasant and worker and it deprived them of having roots in the public institutions as these seats filled through indirect mode of election.
They said that the indirect mode of election further marginalise them, adding that they were already marginalised outside the system.
Rejecting the bill, the civil society organisations demanded the PML-N should reserve 50 percent quota for the women and 20 percent for peasant and workers and added that these seats must be filled through direct election so that they could become accountable to the public.
No flood threat: There is no imminent danger of high flood in River Chenab as the river is flowing normally. However, the District Administration have set up nine relief camps in the river belt area and has put all the departments' concerned on high alert to meet any eventuality.
ROBBED: DHQ Hospital employee Sarfraz Ahmad was deprived of bike from outside his quarter in DHQ Colony.
According to him, he parked his bike (GAL-4879) outside his quarter and when he came outside he found that someone has lifted away his bike.
Of late, bike lifting incidents in the area have been increased and not even a single bike jacker has so far been rounded up by the police.