CM approves technical, financial bids for O&M projects 34 more involved in Sialkot incident arrested


Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired the 9th meeting of the public-private partnership policy & monitoring board.

The meeting gave in-principle approval to technical and financial bids for the O&M project, and procurement and installation of water meters in Lahore.

The CM directed to take steps to proceed further adding that other PPP mode projects should be given final shape without delay. The meeting also endorsed the decisions made in the 7th and 8th meetings.

Provincial ministers Hashim Jawan Bakht and Asad Khokhar, MPAs Mian Shafi Muhammad and Khadija Umar, chief secretary, chairman P&D, housing secretary, former SCCI president, CEO Punjab Public Private Partnership authority and others attended the meeting.

Meanwhile, On the direction of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, the police have caught another eight main accused involved in the Sialkot tragedy.

A total of 34 main accused have so far been caught. A police spokesman said Zakir Suleman, who desecrated the dead body of the Sri Lankan citizen, has also been apprehended late at night as CM and IGP were monitoring the progress.

In a statement, the CM said the provision of justice would be ensured and the criminals would be given exemplary punishment as he is monitoring the progress.

Furthermore, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar paid a surprise visit to the CM Office to inspect the attendance, pace of file work and disposal of summaries. He directed the staff to observe office timings and official discipline.

He met with Advisor Hanif Pitafi, Tahir Randhawa MPA and others at the DS office and made his way to the conference room to discuss the agenda with the participants of the staff meeting.

While directing to take quick action on files being forwarded to CMO, Usman Buzdar asked the staff to ensure early disposal of the summaries.

Similarly, the problems of visitors should be timely solved while treating them with respect, he told.

The CMO staff should become an example for other departments; he continued and announced to continue surprise inspections to ensure prompt public service delivery.

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