She­hbaz lays foun­da­tion stone of 100 bed­ded hospi­tal

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LA­HORE—Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Muham­mad She­hbaz Sharif laid the foun­da­tion stone of Tehsil Head­quar­ters Hospi­tal in Manawan, to­day. Sec­re­tary Com­mu­ni­ca­tion & Works gave a brief­ing to the Chief Min­is­ter about the project of con­struc­tion of the hospi­tal.

Ad­dress­ing foun­da­tion lay­ing cer­e­mony of 100 beds at Tehsil Head­quar­ter Hospi­tal in Manawan area of La­hore Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Shah­baz Sharif said that PML-N gov­ern­ment, led by the Prime Min­is­ter, will take Pak­istan for­ward on the road to progress and pros­per­ity

The Chief Min­is­ter di­rected to con­struct 100-bed hospi­tal in­stead of 60-bed and work should be com­pleted at the ear­li­est by work­ing day and night.

Ad­dress­ing the func­tion, the Chief Min­is­ter said that project of con­struc­tion of hospi­tal is a gift for the peo­ple re­sid­ing in bor­der area. He said this is not a favour but their right and he has come to re­turn them their right, as there is lack of best treat­ment fa­cil­i­ties for the res­i­dents of Wahga Bor­der, Bat­a­pur and Manawan.

He said that there was a dire need of the hospi­tal in the area for a long time. An­nounc­ing con­struc­tion of a 100-bed hospi­tal, She­hbaz Sharif said that he will per­son­ally mon­i­tor the con­struc­tion work and this hospi­tal will be com­pleted by March 23 next year.

He di­rected con­cerned au­thor­i­ties that it should be the best hospi­tal of Pak­istan where best doc­tors, paramed­i­cal staff and modern ma­chin­ery should be avail­able. Best hospi­tal will be handed over to the res­i­dents of bor­der ar­eas, he added. The Chief Min­is­ter said that although, there is some de­lay in con­struc­tion of the hospi­tal but con­cerned au­thor­i­ties should made up this de­lay by work­ing round the clock. The Chief Min­is­ter thanked Fed­eral Min­is­ter for In­for­ma­tion Per­vaiz Rashid for co­op­er­a­tion in ac­quir­ing land for the project of con­struc­tion of the hospi­tal. She­hbaz Sharif said that to­day Im­ran Khan is tak­ing out a rally not against the gov­ern­ment but him­self be­cause Je­hangir Ta­reen and Ab­dul Aleem Khan got their loans writ­ten off and grabbed lands and their off-shore com­pa­nies have also come fore.

The Chief Min­is­ter said he ac­cepts the chal­lenge of damages no­tice for ten bil­lion ru­pees and added that this amount will be re­cov­ered from loot­ers and spent on the wel­fare of the poor. He said that get­ting loans writ­ten off is a se­ri­ous crime but de­spite it, they travel by aero-planes, live in palaces and are own­ers of lands. First, they asked for ac­count­abil­ity and when the time of ac­count­abil­ity reached then they are try­ing to es­cape it.

LA­HORE: Chief Min­is­ter of Pun­jab She­hbaz Sharif and oth­ers of­fer­ing Dua af­ter ground­break­ing cer­e­mony of hospi­tal in Manawan.

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