Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has announced that the provinces will be authorized to decide the fate of the local bodies after October this year, report said. The local bodies would be supervised by the President till October 2009 after which the provinces would be able to decide the future of the system, the PM told the media persons after his visit to the offices of Ministry of Ports and Shipping here Saturday. Chief Ministers of all the four provinces have sent their recommendations regarding local bodies that have already been forwarded to the President for further consideration, he added. To a query, the PM maintained that he has the authority to order of tapping the telephonic conversations of the parliamentarians, maintaining that he has not yet authorized anyone to do so. To another question the PM maintained that he has pinned many hopes on former premier and PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif, saying that he would soon call on him to discuss political issues.