Democracy can’t flourish without local bodies: PM

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 5 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday  said the democracy could not flourish without well functional local bodies.

Local bodies also served as nurseries for providing trained and well
versed leadership at the provincial level and later, at the national level, he said while chairing a meeting of the provincial leaders of PML-N Punjab here at the Prime Minister House.

The political leaders of PML-N briefed the Prime Minister about the
elections of mayors and deputy mayors after the local body elections in the province, a press release said.

The meeting was attended by Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for
Defence, Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Minister for Interior, Mr Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister for Petroleum, Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Planning, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Minister for Railway, senator Pervez Rashid, Dr Asif Kirmani, Special Assistant to PM, Hamza Shahbaz Sharif MNA, Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, Minister for Labour, Punjab, Rana Sana Ullah Khan, Minister for Law Punjab, Malik Nadeem Kamran, Minister for P&D, Punjab, Mansha Ullah Butt, Minister for Local Govt, Punjab, senator Saud Majeed, Mehar Ishtiaq Ahmed MNA, Muhammad Pervez Malik MNA and Sami Ullah Khan.