Governance Structure under Balochistan Local Government Act 2010

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Governance Structure under Local Government Act, 2010 of Balochistan

Following local councils will be constituted.

  1. A Union Council for each Union;
  2. A District Council for each District;
  3. A Municipal Committee for each Municipality;
  4. A Municipal Corporation for each City;
  5. A Metropolitan Corporation for the Capital City (Quetta).

Governance Structure Union Council

Union council is an area comprising a village or a number of villages having, as far as possible, an aggregate population between 7000 and 15000 (excluding its urban areas and the cantonment areas)

Non- Muslim seats will be fixed by Government keeping in view the population of non-Muslims in that local area;
Women seats will be equal to 33% of the seats of general members
Number of reserved seats for Peasant will be equal to 5% of the general seats
Number of reserved seats for Worker will be equal to 5% of the general seats

District Council
District Council comprises the area of a revenue district, excluding its urban areas and the cantonment areas.

Lets say District Council has 40 Union Council. This means that number of general seats in District Council would be 40.
Number of Women seats in the district council will be 33% of general seats i.e. 33%of 40=33/100*40=13
Number of workers seat in District Council will be 5% of the general seats. i.e. 5% of 40=2 and so on

Municipal Committee
Municipal Committee comprises of an urban area having a population exceeding 15000 but not exceeding one lac (one hundred thousand)


Municipal Corporation
Municipal Corporation comprises of an urban area having a population exceeding one lac but not exceeding five lac.

Metropolitan Corporation
Metropolitan Corporation comprises of an urban area having population exceeding five lac.

Name of Local Council

Number

Metropolitan Corporation

1

District council

30

Municipal Corporation

1

Municipal committees

51

Union council

584

Important Points
  1. Quetta is a Metropolitan Corporation
  2. Khuzdar, Qilla Abdullah, Kech and Pishin are given the status of Municipal Corporation.
  3. All other districts would remain District Councils.
  4. Balochistanwould be divided into 7,078 general wards. Each union council will comprise at least seven and maximum 15 wards.

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