Lahore: According to press reports, the Punjab Law & Parliamentary Affairs Department suggested abolishing towns through modifications to the Local Government Act 2021 on Tuesday (November 09).

Instead of towns, local administrations will have 11 metropolitans, 15 municipal corporations, 107 municipal committees, and 125 town committees. The city’s numerous functions and day-to-day operations will be planned and overseen by a Metropolitan Corporation (MC).

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The Metropolitan Corporation will also oversee the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA), the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC), and the Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (TEPA).

The Metropolitan Corporation, which will be elected in accordance with the new Local Government Act 2021, will oversee all of these organisations and departments.

In other news, the Punjab Planning and Development Board (P&D) has agreed to construct a road in Lahore made of recycled plastic. The board has asked LDA to prepare a project feasibility report, which will be presented at the next Provincial Working Development Party (PWDP) meeting.

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If the proposal is viable and cost-effective, it will be implemented in Lahore, according to LDA Chief Engineer Mazhar Hussain. LDA has been advised to consult with CDA about their experience with waste plastic recycling in this context.

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