District package to change neglected areas fate: CM


Lays foundation stone of Hazrat Ali Hajveri Data Ganj Bakhsh Flyover

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Thursday declared that the district development package worth Rs360 billion will ensure balanced development and will help bring the backward and neglected areas on a par with the developed ones.

“Development work has been started in neglected areas so that everyone could benefit from the development agenda.”

Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar was talking with Senator Aon Abbas Buppi who called on the CM at his office.

On the occasion, he expressed satisfaction that the fate of backward areas has been transformed due to the hard work of the Punjab government.

He said that it is heartening that CM Usman Buzdar believes in performance and delivery instead of political jugglery.

ON the occasion, the chief minister said that the Punjab government has given full attention to public service.

“Regrettably, the opposition espoused anarchistic politics but ended in a fiasco. Anarchistic politics is against national interest,” asserted the CM.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar extended every possible support to the Baluchistan government for rescue operation, adding that the Punjab government will provide complete support to rescue the earthquake affected people.

Usman Buzdar also expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the loss of lives and property and extended sympathies to the bereaved citizens.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar laid the foundation stone of the Sheranwala Gate flyover, to be competed at a cost of Rs5 billion and announced to name it after the patron saint of Lahore, Hazrat Ali Hajveri Data Ganj Bakhsh.

While paying tribute to the rich history, culture and traditions of the historic city of Lahore, he said Sheranwala Gate is situated in the periphery of historical places like Minar-i-Pakistan, Lahore Fort and the Shrine of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh (RA) to connect the new and old localities. Parking plazas will be constructed in Lahore where needed, he announced.

There was a dire need to initiate development work in the walled city and the PTI-led government has taken a lead in this regard, he continued.

This 4th project was imperative to overcome traffic issues, he remarked continuing that Lala Shahbaz Qalandar Underpass has been completed, Gulab Devi Underpass will be completed before time and the Shahkam Chowk overhead bridge project was being completed speedily.

This government has completed development schemes worth billions of rupees in Lahore, he noted. Similarly, a new sewerage line was being laid along Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh Flyover, the CM added.

The government has saved 27 crore rupees through transparent tendering and 1.30 lakh vehicles will use this facility daily, he appended.

The LDA will complete this project before time and parking plazas will be constructed around Sherawala Gate, Masti Gate and Ik Moria Pul to park one thousand vehicles, he stated.

Housing Minister Asad Khokhar, Provincial Minister Khayal Ahmad Kastro, Senator Ejaz Ch, SACM Hasaan Khawar, MPA Sadia Sohail, PTI leadership and a large number of people attended the ceremony.

Meanwhile in a message, CM Usman Buzdar said Pakistanis are the bravest nation in the world who set numerous examples of help and support to the affectees.

The government has strengthened PDMA and Rescue 1122 to meet any challenge, he said.

The scope of rescue services has been devolved at the grassroots and rescue air ambulance was being started as well, he added.

Meanwhile, CM Usman Buzdar visited various areas of the city to review cleanliness arrangements.

He took strict notice of the poor cleanliness situation at some roads and directed to improve the cleanliness arrangements while expressing displeasure over the performance of DC Lahore and LWMC officials.


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