Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan has said that the new proposed local government system will strengthen people and enable them to solve their genuine problems at local level.

Talking to a delegation at his office here on Monday, Abdul Aleem Khan said that under the set up, the local government representatives would have administrative as well as financial powers.

He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership believed in transfer of powers to lower level and it could only possible by strengthening the local government system. People were attaching great expectations from the new government for which in two months visible changes would be there, he added.

The minister said that PTI as per aspirations of the people would not tolerate any impediment in implementing its agenda.

Aleem Khan who was holding the ministry of local government and community development said, on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, new laws were being drafted so that they could be enforced in Punjab province.

He alleged that former Pakistan Muslim (PML-N) government did nothing but to strengthen its rule adding elected representatives were ignored and did not transfer powers to them.

“We are working to empower the elected representatives at local level,” Aleem Khan said.