CM orders building, repair of roads on emergency basis

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Says MPAs proposals being entertained in formulation of district development package


Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting of the Communication & Works (C&W) Department to review departmental performance and future roadmap.
Punjab C&W Minister Sardar Asif Nakai and others attended the meeting.

The C&W secretary revealed that disciplinary action has been initiated against 144 officers and officials for showing poor performance. Similarly, 1,027 development projects will
be completed in the province, he added.

The meeting decided to introduce the road asset management system for bringing infrastructural improvements and roads’ monitoring.

The meeting further decided to set a special project unit and gave in-principle approval to adhoc recruitments against
essential vacant posts in the C&W department and to overcome the dearth of professional in the Punjab Architecture Department.

It was also decided to expand the scope of Lahore Ring Road Authority while renaming it as Punjab Ring Road
Authority.

The chief minister directed to adopt the latest techniques for construction of roads and buildings, adding that fast-falling laser levellers will be used to improve the quality of roads.

He directed to initiate legal action against illegal buildings and housing
schemes constructed within roads’ limits.

Similarly, construction of farm-to-market roads within the stipulated time should be ensured to ease access to villages, he added. The CM further directed to fix warning boards to discourage entry of heavy transport on small roads.

Similarly, early completion of MM Road be ensured and unnecessary budget estimates for the construction of roads and buildings be discouraged, he added.

Meanwhile, Provincial Ministers including: Dr Yasmin Rashid, Sibtain Khan, Yasir Humayun, Dr Akhtar Malik, Advisors – Asif Mahmood, Faisal Hayat Jabwana, MNAs – Muhammad Afzal Khan Dhandala, Syed Mobeen Ahmed, MPAs – Malik Asad Ali
Khokhar, Muhammad Tariq Tarar, Malik Mukhtar Ahmed, Nazir Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Ijaz Hussain, Javaid Akhtar Lund, Saleem Sarwar Jora, Mian Muhammad Akhtar Hayyat, Chaudhry Liaqat Ali, Ghazanffar Abbas Cheena, Mamoon Tarar, Muneeb Sultan Cheema, Amir Anayat Shahani and Shahida Ahmed called on Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and discussed matters of mutual interest.

Talking on the occasion, the CM said that proposals of parliamentarians are given importance in the formulation of district development package and every city has been equally included in the development process.

A powerful mafia is engaged in hatching conspiracies against the PTI government from the day first and, regrettably, the tentacles of this mafia are scattered everywhere.

Meanwhile, the opposition is also patronizing this mafia, he added and vowed to
go to every length to nab the mafia.

PM Imran Khan is a brave leader who believes in the politics of principles while the anarchistic elements are divided, he said. He advised the PDM to shun negative politics after repeated failures.

Regrettably, record corruption was made in the past and kickbacks were received in different projects. Billions of rupees were looted by raising minarets of corruption, he added and vowed that past rulers will have to be answerable for their mega corruption.

Meanwhile, MPAs from Rawalpindi including Major (R) Muhammad Latasab Satti, Raja Saghir Ahmed, Javed Kauser, Chaudhary Sajid Mahmood, Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi, Malik Taimur, Amjad Mahmood Chaudhary, Ejaz Khan and Umer Tanvir also met
with CM Punjab.

Talking to them, the CM reiterated that the respect of parliamentarians is his respect and work will be done on a priority basis in their constituencies.

The CM disclosed that opponents are yearning for NRO which they will not get in the presence of PM Imran Khan.

The scope of work done in two and a half years is greater than the last decade, he added and vowed to expedite the journey of public
service under the leadership of PM Imran Khan.

The PDM is unnerved after repeated failures and the political future of opposition is dark, he maintained.

Meanwhile, Chairman Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) Lt. Gen. (R) Malik Zafar Iqbal presented the annual report-2020 to Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Wednesday. He also briefed the CM about the performance
of the PPSC.