CM okays Multan uplift package


Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has approved Multan Development Package worth billions of rupees. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi thanked him for approving this package and added that Usman Buzdar has won the hearts of the people. MNA Amir Dogar said that it was their luck that a person like Usman Buzdar was the chief minister of the province.
Assembly members from Multan called on the CM at his office here on Monday. While talking to MNAs and PMAs from Multan, Usman Buzdar said that Multan was his second home and he has a deep-rooted attachment with this city.
‘I am the custodian of rights of every backward area, including Multan, and implementation on this package will be personally monitored by me’, he said. Problems like sewerage and clean drinking water in Multan will also be resolved and water filtration plants will be installed in the constituencies of assembly members.
He told that a project of establishing mother and child hospital will also be presented before the cabinet for approval.
The parliamentarians presented their proposals. Those who called on the chief minister included Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, MNAs Malik Amir Dogar, Ahmad Hussain Dharr, Rana Qasim Noon, M Ibrahim Khan, Provincial Minister Dr Akhtar Malik, MPAs including Javed Akhtar, Saleem Akhtar, Nawabzada Waseem Khan, Zaheer-ud-Din Khan Alizai, Nadeem Qureshi, Malik Wasif Mazhar, Mian Tariq Abdullah and Qasim Abbas Khan, Secretary Finance, Secretary Primary & Secondary Healthcare, Secretary Local Government, Secretary P&D, and Commissioner and DC Multan. Commissioner Multan Division gave a briefing about development schemes under the development package.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar directed to immediately auction condemned vehicles, machinery and other equipment in government offices and issued directions to the chief secretary and IG that all government departments, divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners auction the condemned items under the rules.
He directed that the auction process be expedited and government offices should be neat and clean. An amount of Rs 25 crore has been collected through the auction of condemned items in the central police office and other police stations in the province.
Meanwhile, new DFID head in Pakistan Ms Annable Gerry called on Chief Minister Usman Buzdar at his office on Monday. The chief minister congratulated her and expressed good wishes.
He said the welfare of the people was a collective objective and health and education were among the top priorities of the PTI government. New educational institutions were being established in Punjab. The government welcomed the cooperation of DFID in the journey of public service, he said.
Ms Annabel Gerry said that DFID will continue supporting Punjab government for the betterment in education, health, skilled-development and other sectors.