Ongoing Reform Initiatives


  • The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act 2013 has been implemented after delimitation of the whole of province.
  • The revenue wing of the Department plays a pivotal role as far as successful undertaking of its roles and functions are concerned. To ensure sustainability of measures and efforts, improvement in local revenue generation has been identified as one of the key priority interventions by the Provincial Government.
  • The Department is putting a lot of emphasis on enhancing the reach and accessibility of municipal service delivery to every citizen of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In the buildup phase, a province wide cleanliness and sanitation campaign was rolled out which has received considerable support and admiration from citizens and stakeholders.
  • Encroachments have been an underlying issue for the local administration since long. Under the new leadership, the Department gave the directives along with the necessary implementation support to clear public roads and residencies from intrusions, thereby, bringing long-standing relief to commuters and pedestrians.
  • The “Clean and Green Peshawar” initiative is a major breakthrough of the Department aimed at beautification of the Provincial Capital to bring back its lost glory. This will be done through revival of green belts, rehabilitation of pedestrian sidewalks, widening of major roads and provision of public recreation opportunities.
  • Local governments’ ability to minimize and manage disaster risk remains one of the imperative considerations for the Department. To that effect, comprehensive capacity development support will be provided to local councils at the district and tehsil levels to counter threats from any disaster.
  • Under the Municipal Services Program, the Department has equipped municipalities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with modern solid waste management apparatus. Reluctantly, the municipalities are better placed to expand the reach of their services.
  • In line with the Provincial Government’s “E-enablement Vision”, all the local councils in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be brought online in a phased wise manner. The Department’s website has been launched in the first phase, thus paving the way for the introduction of an ICT culture to enable accessibility and provision of public services to all the citizens of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • Two-way communication has been underpinned as an essential input to strengthen state-citizen relations and improve social dialogue. The Department is setting up a “Grievance Redressal System” to sustain an open communication link with the citizens and at the same time collect their feedback on service delivery.
  • e-tendering has been implemented in all Local Councils and Local Area Development Authority under the LGE&RDD for fair, transparent and accountable tendering system.