Pace of progress on ongoing projects of AJK reviewed


A high-level meeting of the AJK Communications and Works Department (C&W) reviewed the pace of so far progress on ongoing development projects of mass public welfare in various parts of the State. AJK Prime Minister Chaudhry Anwar ul Haq chaired the meeting held at Jammu Kashmir House in the federal metropolis late Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister while stressing the need for timely completion of the national level projects directed the concerned authorities to ensure that quality of work was strictly maintained so that the people can reap the benefits of these projects.

He said that there would be no compromise on the standard and quality of work and any sort of leniency won’t be tolerated in this regard. Prime Minister also directed to bring the Shunter Kashmir Highway project on the fast track. Regarding the allotment of contracts, the Prime Minister directed to introduction E-tendering to ensure transparency in the contracts.

“Not only the highways department but other departments should introduce E-tendering to make the tendering process transparent”, the PM said. The meeting was attended among others by Senior Minister Colonel (Rtd) Waqar Noor, Additional Chief Secretary Development Fayyaz Ali Abbasi, Secretary Communication and Works Zafar Mahmood Khan and Chief Engineer North and South Region.

The meeting which lasted for more than an hour also reviewed progress on other development projects including Shah Sultan Bridge in Muzaffarabad.