Prime Minister Imran Khan, keeping aside all the negativity regarding PTI’s defeat in the first phase of the local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said that the KP LG polls are the beginning of a “modern and developed LG system” which is a trait of successful democracies.

In an apparent reference to the comments being made about PTI losing the limelight in the KP polls, he tweeted that amidst the “noise” over the results of the KP LG polls, “no one realises” that these polls are the start of a modern and devolved local government system.

The premier said that it is the first time in Pakistan’s history that the country has an “empowered LG system”.

He said that the direct election of tehsil level nazims would improve governance and make future leaders.

“Amidst the noise over KP LG elec, no one realises these elections are start of modern, devolved LG system as exists in successful democracies,” the premier wrote.

On Tuesday, PM Imran Khan had conceded defeat, admitting that wrong candidate selection was a major cause for the PTI’s shock defeat in the recent polls. 

The story was filed by the News Desk.
The Desk can be reached at info@thecorrespondent.com.pk.

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