Under the Urban Councils, village Development act,the land powers of the provincial councils will be taken over by the central government. This act will empower the government to takeover the lands owned by the Provincial councils, as well as the private lands.
This bill is now being referred to the provincial councils due to the order issued by the Supreme Court,when it was referred to the Supreme Court earlier.
Since the Western Provincial Council has agreed with this Bill, where the Muslim Congress has voted with the governing party for this act,the Eastern Provincial Council who has protested against this act, has not submitted it to the council yet, reports say.

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