CM re­views pace of pub­lic wel­fare projects

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Muham­mad She­hbaz Sharif presided over a high level meet­ing which was also at­tended by Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Rail­ways, Kh. Saad Rafique. The meet­ing re­viewed progress of on­go­ing publicwel­fare projects.

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion the Chief Min­is­ter said that Pun­jab govern­ment is work­ing on sev­eral projects for the bal­anced de­vel­op­ment of ur­ban and ru­ral ar­eas and th­ese projects are be­ing com­pleted while en­sur­ing a high stan­dard and trans­parency. He said that the govern­ment has pro­moted the cul­ture of ex­e­cu­tion of projects with trans­parency while equal at­ten­tion is be­ing paid to the up­lift of ur­ban and ru­ral ar­eas. He said that funds are con­sid­ered a trust of the na­tion and are be­ing spent only on pro­vi­sion of ba­sic fa­cil­i­ties to the masses. He said that un­der the pol­icy of bal­anced de­vel­op­ment, mega projects are also be­ing im­ple­mented speed­ily in back­ward ar­eas.

He said that masses are fully ben­e­fit­ing from the big projects com­pleted in education, health, in­fra­struc­ture and so­cial sec­tors. He said that funds of bil­lions of ru­pees have been saved by en­sur­ing fi­nan­cial dis­ci­pline and trans­parency in de­vel­op­ment projects which is un­prece­dented in the na­tional his­tory.

She­hbaz Sharif said that the el­e­ments crit­i­ciz­ing pub­lic-wel­fare projects are not sin­cere to the masses and the process of pub­lic ser­vice will con­tinue speed­ily. He said that the se­cond phase of Khadim- e- Pun­jab Ru­ral Roads Pro­gramme is be­ing im­ple­mented suc­cess­fully and this pro­ject of con­struc­tion and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of ru­ral roads will change the life­style of the peo­ple of vil­lages. He said that ' Pakkiyan Sarkaan Saukhay Pain­day' pro­ject is a mile­stone in the pros­per­ity of ru­ral econ­omy.

He said that this pro­ject worth 150 bil­lion ru­pees will bring a pos­i­tive change in the life of the peo­ple of ru­ral ar­eas. He said that such a big pro­gramme of con­struc­tion and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of ru­ral roads is un­prece­dented in the his­tory of Pak­istan. She­hbaz Sharif said that Pak­istan Mus­lim League- N govern­ment con­sid­ers progress and pros­per­ity of the peo­ple of ru­ral ar­eas its mis­sion, there­fore, a big pro­gramme of con­struc­tion and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of ru­ral roads has been launched un­der which car­peted roads of the high­est stan­dard are be­ing con­structed. He said that a net­work of hun­dreds of kilo­me­ters long roads will be laid till 2017- 18.

He said that 'Pakkiyan Sarkaan Saukhay Pain­day' pro­gramme will re­sult in strength­en­ing of ru­ral econ­omy and will re­duce the dis­tance be­tween vil­lages and cities. The Chief Min­is­ter said that the pro­ject of sup­ply of potable wa­ter has also been started from south Pun­jab and crores of peo­ple liv­ing in vil­lages will ben­e­fit from this pro­ject. The meet­ing also re­viewed the mat­ters re­lat­ing to Bab-e-Pak­istan Pro­ject and gave ap­proval to de­vis­ing a new mas­ter plan of the pro­ject. Mem­bers As­sem­bly Ch. Muham­mad Mu­nir Azhar, Mian Naseer Ahmed, Yasin So­hal, Chief Sec­re­tary Khizar Hayat Gon­dal, Chair­man PTV, con­cerned sec­re­taries, Com­mis­sioner La­hore Divi­sion and se­nior of­fi­cials at­tended the meet­ing.

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