District Council

Wel Come Here to District Councils of Peshawar
City of khyber pakhtunkhwa

Every district of the province will have a district council constituted by general seats, seats reserved for women, peasants/workers, youth and non-Muslims as prescribed under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act 2013. A summary of the key roles and functions of a district council entails:

Information About District Council

  • Approving short and long term development plans and annual budgetary proposals of district government
  • Electing Standing Committee of the district council for each office of district government to oversee administrative matters and service delivery obligations
  • Reporting on efficiency, responsiveness, quality and performance of service delivery for progress review
  • Constituting joint committees of village and neighbourhood councils for overseeing working of district government and municipal administration offices
  • Making recommendations for enhancement of care for disabled, disadvantaged and marginalised segments
  • Reviewing reports presented by the Nazim District Council and consider recommendations of District Accounts Committee
  • Examining tax proposals, budget plans, re-appropriations and supplementary grants by instituting a Finance Committee of the district council
  • Scrutinise accounts showing appropriations of funds granted by the district council through District Accounts Committee
  • Considering matters regarding standard operating procedures to ensure smooth implementation by electing a Committee on Conduct of Business
  • Approving master, zoning and land use plans, including classification and reclassification of land, environment control, urban design, urban renewal and ecological balances
  • Evaluating implementation of rules and bye-laws governing housing, markets, zoning, environment, roads, traffic, tax, infrastructure and public utilities
  • Sanctioning proposals for public transport and mass transit systems, construction of express ways, flyovers, bridges, roads, under passes and inter-town streets
  • Reviewing development of integrated system of water reservoirs, water sources, treatment plants, liquid and solid waste disposal, sanitation and other municipal services

Information About Tehsil Municipal Administration

Every tehsil will have a tehsil municipal administration consisting of the tehsil council, tehsil municipal officer, municipal officers and other officials of the local council service. The Executive Authority of tehsil municipal administration shall vest in the Nazim Tehsil Council who is responsible to ensure that the business of tehsil municipal administration is carried out in accordance with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act 2013. A brief of the key roles and functions of a tehsil municipal administration includes:

  • Monitoring and supervising the performance of government offices located in the tehsil and hold them accountable by reporting to the district government
  • Preparing spatial plans for the tehsil including plans for land use and disseminate these plans for public inquiry
  • Executing and managing development plans for improvement of municipal and infrastructure services
  • Enforcing laws, rules and bye-laws to ensure efficient and quality delivery of municipal services (anti-encroachment drives, affixing of sign-boards, etc)
  • Exercising control over land development by public and private sectors for agriculture, industry, commerce, residence, recreation, entertainment, transport, etc
  • Maintaining data base and information system on services in the tehsil and provide public access to it on nominal charges
  • Collecting taxes, fines and penalties provided under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act 2013
  • Organizing sports events, cultural fairs, recreational carnivals, leisure activities, cattle markets
  • Coordinating and supporting municipal functions amongst village and neighborhood councils
  • Regulating markets, issuing licenses, granting permissions as well as imposing penalties against violations
  • Formulating strategies for infrastructure development, improvement in delivery of services and implementation of laws
  • Preparing and presenting reports on the performance of municipal administration in tehsil council at least twice a year
  • Reviewing development of integrated system of water reservoirs, water sources, treatment plants, liquid and solid waste disposal, sanitation and other municipal services