Buzdar urges transparency in LG projects


Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed to early complete ongoing Local Government projects while ensuring complete transparency as a solid Local Government system will help solve public problems at the grassroots.
He stated this while presiding over a meeting in Rawalpindi. Secretary Local Government briefed about the salient features of the new local bodies system through video link.
The chief organizer of PTI Saifullah Niazi, senior vice president Arshad Daad, Shahid Yousaf, Jamal Ansari, Ejaz Minhas, Dr Abdul Hasan, president PTI Punjab Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhary, general secretary Ali Imtiaz Warraich, Sadaqat Ali Abbassi MNA and Dr Hassan Masood Malik attended the meeting while Deputy Secretary-General PTI Umer Mir and Noor Khan Bhaba participated through video link from CMO. Sardar Ali Raza Khan Dreshak participated from DC Office Rajanpur through video link.
More than six thousand schemes of water supply and sewage drainage will be completed with an amount of Rs 17 billion, the CM added.
The Punjab government wants to hold local bodies elections soon because people will get genuine leadership at the grassroots through the Punjab Local Government Act.
He added The Punjab Village Panchayats and Neighborhood Council Act will solve public problems at the doorstep of the people as the government will introduce an exemplary system to strengthen the local bodies.
CM ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS FOR MURREE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that provision of water for the residents of Murree will be improved adding that the government wants to open tourist-spots in Murree and other areas soon.
SOPs are being finalized for the opening of restaurants and hotels and recommendations will be submitted to NCOC for the opening of tourist-spots and restaurants. These will be opened after the approval, he added. The opening of tourist-spots will promote tourism and people will get employment opportunities, he further added. In-principle approval has been given to set up a new police station and subdivision in Murree and a new water supply scheme will be developed in Murree with the cost of 22 crore rupees to provide six lakh gallon water daily. Meanwhile, Murree–Muzaffarabad road will be completed with Rs2.42 crore and 3.5 lakh fruit trees will also be planted. Similarly, construction by-laws will be soon implemented along with the setting up of Kohsar University, he added.
CM DIRECTS TO MAKE CM COMPLAINT CELL MORE EFFECTIVE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has said that CM Complaint Cell will be made more effective to early solve the public problems. In this regard, the complaint cell will be revamped and the complaint management system will be organized in collaboration with PITB. The focal persons will be deputed in every department for coordination with the cell while volunteers will be assigned as focal persons in districts and a special board will also be established to monitor the complaint cell. The special board will be authorized to take action by reviewing the performance of the complaint cell, he added. The CM asserted the government wants to solve the public problem at the earliest and those getting in the way of it will not be tolerated.
CM DIRECTS TO EARLY COMPLETE NOMINATION OF MEMBERS FOR COMMITTEES AND BOARDS: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed that nomination of members of boards and committees of authorities attached with different public sector departments should be completed as soon as possible. He further directed that experienced and talented professionals should be included in boards and committees on merit so that the performance of the authorities could be further improved and they dispose of the daily work with ease.

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