The new local bodies system will empower the people in the real sense and a new era of composite development will begin. The government will take the development process to the doorsteps of the people by transforming local bodies institutions. This was stated by Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar while presiding over a meeting about local bodies at his office. Secretary Local Government Department briefed the participants about the local bodies affairs. Addressing the meeting, the CM stated that local bodies had failed to resolve public problems in the past while the new local bodies system is in accordance with the public needs and authority will be devolved at grassroots in the real sense. The CM reiterated that local bodies' representatives will be empowered and the new system will bring an end to the status quo. It will empower the citizens and public problems will be solved at the grassroots, he said. The CM directed that local bodies should show no negligence in fulfilling their fundamental duties and cleaning process should be ensured. The streets and commercial areas should be kept neat and clean, he said. He added most modern machinery is being provided to the local bodies for cleanliness and made it clear that no negligence will be tolerated in the cleanliness of drains for draining out rainwater. Provincial Ministers Raja Basharat, Mian Mahmood ur Rasheed, Dr Yasmin Rashid, Advisor Asif Mehmood, President PTI Central Punjab Ijaz Chaudhry, President PTI Northern Punjab Sadaqat Ali Abbasi, Secretary Good Governance Committee Ijaz Hussain Manhais, Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D and others attended the meeting.