Bil­lions of ru­pees will be spent on Saaf Pani pro­ject: CM Pun­jab

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Muham­mad She­hbaz Sharif has said that im­ple­men­ta­tion of Saaf Pani Pro­ject has been started in south Pun­jab and bil­lions of ru­pees will be spent on this pro­ject dur­ing next two and a half years. He said that ru­ral pop­u­la­tion of more than four crore will ben­e­fit from this pro­ject.

He said that bil­lions of ru­pees were mis­ap­pro­pri­ated dur­ing dic­ta­to­rial era in the name of sup­ply of drink­ing wa­ter and in­stal­la­tion of wa­ter fil­tra­tion plants whereas Saaf Pani Pro­ject will be an ex­am­ple of qual­ity and trans­parency like other projects of Pun­jab govern­ment.

The Chief Min­is­ter ex­pressed th­ese views while ad­dress­ing a meet­ing at Civil Sec­re­tar­iat through video link, which re­viewed progress on Saaf Pani Pro­ject. The Chief Min­is­ter said that avail­abil­ity of potable wa­ter is the ba­sic right of ev­ery ci­ti­zen. He said that sup­ply of potable wa­ter is an im­por­tant step in the pro­vi­sion of healthy fa­cil­i­ties to the cit­i­zens and it will also help con­trol the dis­eases spread by un­hy­gienic wa­ter.

He said that Saaf Pani Pro­ject is of vi­tal im­por­tance, there­fore, work should be car­ried out on the pro­ject in a pro­fes­sional man­ner. He said that a high stan­dard will be main­tained while the pro­ject will be im­ple­mented with trans­parency like other projects of Pun­jab govern­ment. Pro­vin­cial Hous­ing Min­is­ter Tan­vir As­lam Malik, Chair­man Pun­jab Saaf Pani Com­pany, Muham­mad Kashif Pad­hiar, MPA, En­gi­neer Qa­mar-ul-Is­lam, MPA, Chair­man Plan­ning & De­vel­op­ment, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Saaf Pani Com­pany and con­cerned of­fi­cials at­tend- ed the meet­ing at Civil Sec­re­tar­iat.

More­over, Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Muham­mad She­hbaz Sharif presided over a high level meet­ing which re­viewed var­i­ous mat­ters re­gard­ing Greater Iqbal Pro­ject. Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, the Chief Min­is­ter said that Pak­istan was achieved af­ter supreme sac­ri­fices un­der the dy­namic lead­er­ship of Quaid-e-Azam. He said that Pak­istan Move­ment is un­prece­dented in the his­tory of the world. He said that it is a na­tional re­spon­si­bil­ity to ap­prise the young gen­er­a­tion of the sac­ri­fices of the na­tional he­roes dur­ing strug­gle for in­de­pen­dence and Greater Iqbal Pro­ject is of vi­tal im­por­tance in this re­gard. He said that this Greater Iqbal Pro­ject is the first and a unique pro­ject of Asia with re­gard to his­tory. She­hbaz Sharif said that un­der this pro­ject, a his­tory mu­seum will also be set up.

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