Lahore—Experts of a prominent German company in water sector met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here today. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Punjab government has evolved a big programme of provision of clean drinking water to citizens through “Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Pani Programme”.
He said that potable water is the basic need for a healthy life. Shehbaz Sharif said that he had promised to the people of the province that they will be provided clean drinking water. He said that work is in progress on this programme with commitment and determination.
He said that under “Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Pani Programme”, the same drinking water will be provided to the citizens as is available to the elite. The Chief Minister said that this programme is of utmost importance in establishing a healthy society. He said that this is not merely a programme but a movement and has to be implemented with hard work, passion and determination.
He said that he personally reviews this important programme on regular basis. He said that this programme will have to be implemented with team spirit and a professional manner.
The Chief Minister asked German experts to provide technical assistance to Punjab government in capacity-building of Saaf Pani companies. He directed to form a committee to submit final recommendations regard with consultation. He said that selection of German experts for clean drinking water programme is welcome.
The Chief Minister said that he is pleased that internationally renowned German company has been selected as consultant for this programme in a transparent manner. He said that German experience and skill will prove very useful in furthering this programme. Project Director Friedrich Fahriaender said that they all possible technical assistance will be provided for Saaf Pani programme in accordance with the vision of Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif. Provincial Minister for Housing Tanvir Aslam Malik, Chairman Saaf Pani Company North Punjab Maj.(R) Tahir Iqbal MNA, Chairman Saaf Pani Company South Punjab Kashif Padhiyar MPA, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, concerned authorities and senior officials of the German company Fichtner were also present on the occasion.