Buzdar directs to complete Punjab Assembly building

Staff Reporter

Punjab chief minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and speaker Punjab assembly Ch. Pervaiz Elahi visited the under-construction building of punjab assembly here on Thursday.
They were given briefing about leftover works of the under-construction building. The chief minister and speaker inspected different parts and under-construction hall.
They also visited the under-construction Masjid and directed to complete the remaining work at the earliest. The chief minister directed that construction work should be completed as soon as possible.
He said that funds were not allocated for the construction of the building during the previous tenure and added that incumbent government will provide required funds on the priority basis so that construction work could be completed soon.
The chief minister while talking to the media afterwards said that building of Punjab assembly is 90 years old and the number of assembly members has been increased now. Due to it, the actual building has been facing the shortage of seating capacity.
Today, we have inspected the under-construction building and we have been told that funds were not allocated for the construction of this building during the last ten years. Due to it, the work remained stop but our government will soon complete this building and funds will be provided on priority basis.
By the grace of Allah Almighty, next budget session will be held in the new building of the assembly. He said that expansion in the cabinet will be made soon and added that he has taken notice of the incidents that occurred with regard to postings and transfers in Chakwal and Rajanpur.
Report has been sought and further action will be initiated within the jurisdiction of law.
He said that transparent procedure has been finalized for the auction of lease of 22 LDA petrol pumps and advertisement has been released to the newspapers. Meanwhile, police officials deputed in LDA for a long period have been recalled immediately and new staff is being posted in place of them.
To a question, he said that law and order situation is better than before and it would be further improved by us.

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