ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani will meet soon to decide the fate of local government system introduced by former President Pervez Musharraf in 2001. The President will soon be meeting the Prime Minister for consultation to review the local government system, Farhatullah Babar, Spokesman to the President and former senator, told newspersons on Monday. However, he did not mention the date and the time of the meeting. Babar said that a summary sent by the Prime Minister on the subject of local government was received in the Presidency on Saturday evening. On the first working day, Monday, the President reviewed the summary and decided to discuss the matter with the Prime Minister before taking any decision, he said. He said that under Article 268(2) and schedule VI of the Constitution, any amendment in the local government law would be made with the prior permission of the President accorded after consultation with the Prime Minister. He reproduced Article 268(2) of the Constitution that reads: The laws specified in the Sixth Schedule shall not be altered, repealed or amended {expressly or impliedly} without the previous sanction of the President {accorded after consultation with the Prime Minister}, he said. The local government law is also included in Schedule VI of Constitution. Accordingly the President decided to consult the Prime Minister on this important issue, Babar said. It may be mentioned that assent of the President has been sought by the provincial governments for changes in the provincial local government laws. The provincial governments had also sought authorisation to dissolve the local government and appoint administrators till the respective provincial local government acts were enacted and promulgated by the provinces. Babar said that the President believed that it was an important matter, which required consultation under Article 268(2) of the Constitution. He also recalled Article 140-A of the Constitution, which states, Each Province shall, by law, establish a local government system and devolve political, administrative and financial responsibility and authority to the elected representatives of the local governments.