Deal with Dengue effectively, CM tells babus Says Rawalpindi Ring Road, Nullah Lai Expressway will be game-changer for region



Staff Reporter

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Saturday ordered that a comprehensive anti-Dengue campaign should be launched and all available resources should be utilized to control the Dengue virus.

“No negligence will be tolerated in the provision of best treatment facilities to the Dengue patients”, the chief minister warned.

He claimed that the government has already put on alert all the departments to deal with the situation.

“The opposition has politicized the Corona pandemic and now trying to point a score on Dengue issue which is highly condemnable as these elements do not care about ailing humanity.”

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was talking to Assembly Members from Rawalpindi who called on him here on Saturday.

They discussed the initiatives being taken to resolve problems of people in their respective constituencies and progress made on various ongoing development projects and welfare schemes.

The Assembly Members apprised the Chief Minister of the problems of their constituencies on which the CM issued on the spot instruction for early resolution.

The Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi to curb Qabza Mafia occupying forest lands in Murree, adding that problems should be resolved to improve infrastructure of Murree.

The chief minister greeted the assembly members and the people on the approval of Rawalpindi Ring Road and Nullah Lai Expressway projects.

He said that construction of Ring Road will provide relief to the citizen of twin cities and Nala Lai Expressway will prove to be a game-changer project for Rawalpindi region.

He further disclosed that in the first phase, Rs24 billion has been sanctioned for the project.

He said that a separate development package for each city has been devised and for the first time development schemes have been launched keeping in view needs and priorities of each city.

He said that the three years performance of the incumbent government is far better than 10 years of the previous governments.

Those who called on the CM included Provincial Ministers – Raja Muhammad Basharat, Raja Rashid Hafeez, Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, Assembly Members Muhammad Latasib Satti, Raja Sagheer Ahmed, Javed Kausar, Chaudhry Sajid Mahmood, Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi, Malik Timoor, Amjad Mahmood Chaudhry, Ejaz Khan and Umar Tanveer, Abida Raja, Farah Agha and Momina Waheed. Commissioner Rawalpindi, RPO, Deputy Commissioner and CPO were also present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar in his message on World Poverty Alleviation Day, said that elimination of poverty is among the top priorities of the incumbent government as it is fully aware of the difficulties and problems of the under privileged segment of the society.

Meanwhile, CM Usman Buzdar attended Mehfil-e-Samaa being organized in the wake of Ashra Rahmatul Lil-Alameen at Lahore Arts Council Al-Hamra. The CM listened to and appreciated the Young Qawal Party of Punjab College.

The Mehfil-e-Samaa, held under the auspices of the Information and Culture Department, was started with the recitation of the Holy Quran. Famous Qawal Abu Muhammad presented Hamad o’ Naat. Usman Buzdar took keen interest in Mrhfil-e-Samaa.

The Qawal and his accomplices also presented Sufi Poetry in Urdu Punjabi and Persian languages. The Chief Minister and audience admired the heart touching style of Qawali.


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