260 Data Ganj Buksh councillors resign
By Qamar Jabbar
LAHORE: Two hundred and sixty councillors belonging to the Pakistan People’s Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have tendered their resignations to the naib nazim of Data Gunj Buksh (DGB) town.
Jamaat-e-Islami councillors will tender their resignations to Naib Nazim Mian Muhammad Usman in the next 24 hours, sources told Daily Times on Sunday.
Sources said that DGB Town Nazim Khawaja Ahmad Hassan had asked all councillors of the town to tender their resignations by August 10 so that he could send these resignations, including his own, to the local bodies secretary on August 11.
Mr Usman told Daily Times that out of the 693 councillors of the town, the Jamhoori Ittehad (JI) which consists of the JI, the PPP and the PML-N, had 450 members in the house. He said that the DGB town would be dissolved after the resignation of 52 percent of councillors. He said that a notification issued by the local bodies secretary stated that by-elections would not be held because a schedule for the next local bodies elections had been issued.
He was confident that councillors belonging to the ruling party would also join the resignation campaign. He accused District Nazim Mian Amir Mehmood of backing a no confidence motion against him. He said in the post-resignation situation, the local bodies secretary would not be able to hold voting on the motion.
He said that the ruling party wanted to sabotage the local bodies system by removing the opposition’s nazims and naib nazims from their offices through no confidence motions. He said that there was no corruption charge against him.