LAHORE: Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan has said Overseas Pakistanis always play pivotal role in the development of Pakistan.
Talking to UK Member Parliament Mr. Faisal Rasheed who called on him here in Lahore on Monday, he told him that the present government had already started to fulfill its promises and especially in Punjab such system of Local Bodies is being introduced which would be fully delivering to the masses.
He said that at the pattern of developed countries and village councils and neighborhood councils are being established.
The Senior Minister said that now 10 to 20 thousand people would be having representative in local bodies and even Councilor would be having financial and administrative powers to execute development projects. He told that in new system mayor and deputy mayors would be elected directly.
Abdul Aleem Khan further said that vision of Premier Imran Khan is to get people out of the 70 years’ old traditional and corrupt system. Senior Minister exchanged views with Member Parliament UK Faisal Rasheed and welcomed him in Lahore. He said that right of vote for the Pakistanis abroad was the basic demand of Tehreek-e-Insaaf and through this development overseas Pakistanis would be more contributing towards to their motherland.
Abdul Aleem Khan expressed hope that in the present regime overseas Pakistanis would also be fully supporting to minimize the problems facing Pakistan.
In his conversation, UK Member Parliament Faisal Rasheed congratulated Abdul Aleem Khan on getting majority in the recent general elections.
He briefed the Senior Minister on the local bodies system in United Kingdom. He told that he himself started his politics from Councillor, Mayor and then elected as Member of Parliament.
Faisal Rasheed thanked Abdul Aleem Khan for hospitality by Lahortis. Provincial Minister Mian Khalid Mahmood, ex-Secretary Local Govt. Chaudhary Farooq and Chairman Walk line Ch. Waheed Farooq were also present in the meeting.