Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi chaired the third governing body meeting of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) at his office which approved LDAs surplus budget for the financial year 2023-24.
The collective budget for the three major projects, i.e., UD Wing, WASA and TEPA was also approved, totaling more than 78.66 billion rupees.
The meeting approved the construction of additional U-turns in Shahrah-e-Nazaria Pakistan to ease traffic congestion. The repair and maintenance of roads was linked to an effective water drainage system.
Approval was given for the construction of Akbar Chowk flyover, and an agreement was reached to utilize the old vegetable and fruit market land, adjoining the Arfa Karim Tower, for better purposes. Furthermore, approvals were given for the renovation and operational management of mosques in Mohlanwal, Jubilee Town and LDA Avenue-1 housing schemes.
An instruction was given to reimburse the 4.5 million proposed fees from the model bazaar management company in Johar Town. A review of the NOCs for petrol pumps in Lahore was carried out and the permission for apartments for registered members of the New Pakistan Housing Department in the LDA City Housing Scheme was also discussed. A committee was formed to address the sewerage infrastructure charges for private housing societies.
The CM ordered the establishment of a technical department in LDA and stressed the need to expedite the repair and maintenance work on city roads. The meeting was attended by the secretary finance, secretary housing, commissioner Lahore/ DG LDA, MD WASA, Addl DG (Housing), Addl DG (HQ), Chief Engineer LDA and others.
Moreover, Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi on Friday visited the Police Martyrs Memorial at Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh to mark the occasion of Police Martyrs Day.
He solemnly laid flowers on the memorial and offered prayers for the brave police martyrs. Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi recited Fatiha in remembrance of the martyred police officers and young soldiers, paying heartfelt homage to their supreme sacrifice. During the event, Mohsin Naqvi also paid his respects at the Police Ghazi Memorial and left his comments in the guest book.
He expressed deep admiration for the courage displayed by the police officers and young individuals who fearlessly gave their lives to protect the lives and property of the people.
He said, “The martyrs of police hold a special place in our hearts.” Mohsin Naqvi underscored that Police Martyrs Day is a momentous occasion to reflect on the extraordinary sacrifices made by these brave soldiers. “The eternal sacrifices of the martyred police officers will forever be etched in our memories.” He further reiterated that the Punjab government stands in complete solidarity with the families of the martyred police officers and jawans.
In attendance at the event were Provincial Information Minister Amir Mir, Inspector General Police, CCPO Lahore, DIG Operations, Commissioner Lahore Division, and other relevant officials, who paid their respects alongside Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi.