Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar called on President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi at Governor’s House on Thursday and apprised him about the law and order situation of the province and the progress made on public welfare projects. He also informed the President about the arrest of serial killer involved in the murder of four children in Chunian and the efforts made by the government to overcome such tragedies in future.
The Chief Minister further informed about the salient features of “Naya Pakistan Manzaleen Aasan” programme to improve the roads infrastructure and anti-dengue measures. Special Assistant to Prime Minister Naeem-ul-Haq was also present on the occasion.
Usman Buzdar said that anti-dengue measures have been taken on an emergent basis and emergency is imposed in Rawalpindi, while he is personally monitoring the progress on anti-dengue measures regularly. Mobile health units have been despatched to Rawalpindi and all dengue-related tests in government hospitals have been made free. Similarly, dengue tests in private hospitals’ labs and in other private labs will be charged at Rs.90 and instructions have also been issued in this regard. He expressed the commitment that dengue will be overcome with the support of the people.
The Chief Minister also apprised the President about the arrest of serial killer involved in Chunian murder case and the subsequent progress made in this regard.
He added that police and other line departments investigated the crime in a scientific manner.
The case is being run in Anti-Terrorists Court and Prosecutor General has been directed to personally pursue the case, he added.
He said that effective legislation will be made to stop child molestation in future and punishment will be made more strict. The Chief Minister said that the annual development programme is being implemented in an accelerated manner.
He said that 1500 KM long rural roads are being carpeted under “Naya Pakistan Manzaleen Aasan” programme and an amount of Rs.15 billion will be spent on it.
The first phase of this programme will be completed in December this year and this programme would also be continued next year to repair and construct more roads in rural areas, he added.