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Village/Neighbourhood Council

Every village council and neighbourhood council shall comprise of ten to fifteen following members:

a) Five to ten members, determined on the basis of population, elected to general seats
b) Two members elected to seats reserved for women
c) One member elected to seat reserved for peasants and workers
d) One member elected to seat reserved for youth
e) One member elected to seat reserved for non-Muslims

Candidates securing highest and second highest number of votes in the election to the general seats of the village council or the neighbourhood council shall respectively be elected as the Nazim and Naib Nazim of the village council or the neighbourhood council. The key functions of village council and neighbourhood council involve:

  • Monitoring and supervising the performance of functionaries of all government offices located in the area of the respective village council or neighbourhood council, including education, health, public health engineering, agriculture, livestock, police and revenue
  • Providing effective forum for out-of-court amicable settlement of disputes by constituting panels of members as conciliators
  • Registering births, deaths and marriages within the jurisdiction of the respective village council and neighbourhood council
  • Improving water supply sources, maintaining water supply distribution system and taking measures to prevent contamination of water
  • Maintaining village level infrastructure, including footpaths, tracks, streets and abating nuisances and encroachments in public ways, public streets and public places
  • Maintaining and improving collective property including community playgrounds, communal graveyards, funeral places, public open spaces and community centers
  • Identifying development needs of the area for use by municipal administration and district government in prioritising development plans
  • Planning and implementing arrangements for sanitation, cleanliness, drainage and sewerage system
    Mobilising community for maintaining streets, culverts, bridges and buildings
  • Promoting plantation of trees, landscaping and beautification of public places
  • Regulating grazing areas, establishing cattle ponds and providing protection against stray animals
  • Reviewing and approving annual budget presented by the respective Nazim Village Council or Neighbourhood Council
  • Facilitating the formation of cooperatives for improving economic returns and reduction of poverty
  • Electing an Accounts Committee and reviewing its recommendations on the annual statement of accounts and audit reports

NUMBER OF NEWLY CREATED VILLAGE/NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS & UNION COUNCILS

S# District Number of Existing UCs Neighborhood Councils Village Councils Total
1 Mansehra 59 19 175 194
2 Torghar 15 1 39 40
3 Charsadda 49 20 126 146
4 Hangu 19 12 50 62
5 Peshawar 92 130 216 346
6 Malakand 28 15 67 82
7 Tank 16 11 59 70
8 Battagram 20 11 79 90
9 Mardan 75 53 178 231
10 Swabi 56 27 133 160
11 Buner 27 0 105 105
12 Dir Upper 28 5 117 122
13 Dir Lower 37 16 182 198
14 Chitral 24 5 95 100
15 Shangla 28 0 106 106
16 Kohistan 15 1 62 63
17 Kohistan (Lower) 23 0 99 99
18 Kohat 32 20 71 91
19 Karak 21 4 57 61
20 Bannu 49 5 105 110
21 Lakki Marwat 33 7 89 96
22 D.I. Khan 47 36 137 173
23 Abbottabad 51 14 195 209
24 Haripur 45 25 155 180
25 Nowshera 47 24 129 153
26 Swat 65 44 170 214
Total 1001 505 2996 3501

Note:

Gazette notification of District Kohistan (Lower) has been withheld due to status quo issued on creation of District by Peshawar High Court, Peshawar. However, the number of Union Councils and Village Councils/ Neighborhood Councils is final as per gazette notification.

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