CM announces Rs.15billion package for Rajanpur

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Amraiz Khan

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Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar made a rapid visit to the backward district of southern Punjab Rajanpur and announced a mega development package worth 15 billion rupees for the area. Usman Buzdar met with assembly members, party office bearers and notables of the areas and the media representatives in Canal Rest House, Rajanpur. Usman Buzdar also visited Panahgah and almonry in Rajanpur. Usman Buzdar also visited far-flung area of Rajanpur Marri and announced to award it a status of tourism spot.

Chief Minister also met with locals and party workers in the factory of Provincial Minister Livestock Sardar Husnain Bahadur Dareshak in Kot Bahadur. The Chief Minister visited the shrine of Hazrat Khawaja Ghulam Fareed in Kot Mithan and laid a flower wreath. While talking to the assembly members, office bearers, notables of the area and the media, Usman Buzdar said that he has come Rajanpur with a mega development package under which dozens of development projects in different sectors will be completed at a sum of Rs. 15 billion in the next two years.

He termed the setting up of Mother and Child Hospital a blessing for the people of Rajanpur district which will be completed at a cost of Rs.8 billion. Chief Minister also inaugurated and laid a foundation stone of seven different mega development projects which will cost more than one billion rupees. Usman Buzdar announced to establish university for the youth of Rajanpur which will be completed at a rate of 100 crore rupees. Similarly, the development package consists of Girls Degree College Rojhan, trauma centre in DHQ hospital, Rescue 1122 centres in Fazilpur and Kot Mithan as well as upgradation of rural health centres of Dajal and Fazilpur.

He said that sewerage problems of Rajanpur will also be resolved besides installation of tuff tiles in the central bazaars of the city. Construction of dual carriage way road from Jampur to Kashmore at a cost of Rs. 14 billion will prove to be a game changer in the development and progress of the area. He further maintained that this project will be started in April of current fiscal year.
He said that a substantial amount has been allocated for the repair and construction and expansion of different important roads of district Rajanpur under which Rs.25 crore will be spent for the construction and expansion of 25 km long road from Indus Highway Dera Gujar to Basti Ayyub and Amin Chowk. Similarly, Rs.35 crore will be spent for the construction of 20 km long road from Muhammadpur to Dajal. Usman Buzdar said that he is determined for making Rajanpur city beautiful and a scheme is being started with a huge amount for its beatification, ten basic healthcare centres and 20 schools will be established besides setting up hospital, university in Rajanpur. Marri of Tribal area will be turned into a Centre of Tourism and a special package of Rs.500 million is being given for this purpose. He said in order to eradicate poverty and unemployment from the area, approximately 600 jobs in different departments of public sector have been given. More 600 jobs will be given to people of the area. Under universal healthcare program free of cost healthcare facility will be provided to every single citizen.

All the families of district Rajanpur will get health cards by June 2021. Promotion of livestock is utmost necessary in Rajanpur. Under PMSP work is being speedily carried out on 90 development projects which will be completed at a cost of Rs.62 crore. He further disclosed that work has been started on four mega schemes under the supervision of Irrigation Department at a cost of Rs. 6.3 billion. Feasibility study of Murunj Dam has been started which will irrigate a large portion of the district. Capacity building of border military police and police in accordance with the modern demand is being carried out for further improving the law and order situation. Recruitment process on 311 vacant posts in police and 111 in border military police is being started. Scope of Baloch levy is being extended to district Rajanpur. The incumbent government will bring Rajanpur at par with the major developed cities of the province. Districts like Rajanpur were deprived from development funds in the past. Now new are of development of prosperity of backward districts will start. Usman Buzdar termed Rajanpur as his second home and said that its development is very near to his heart.

The composite development is a objective of PTI government. Development and progress of backward areas of Rajanpur is now in the top priority of the government. 804 development projects is near completion in Rajanpur and these projects will be completed with 20 billion rupees.

Development of southern Punjab is the part of PTI manifesto. Southern Punjab Secretariat has been established and now it is being made more vibrant so that people of area will not have to visit Lahore for the redressal of their minor issues.
Earlier, Chief Minister inaugurated and laid foundation stone of various development projects in Canal Rest House Rajanpur. The Chief Minister inaugurated Livestock Services Training Centre Fazilpur which has been completed at a sum of Rs. 8.8 crore.