Practical steps being taken to carve out new units: CM


Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that the government instead of making hollow claims was taking practical measures to deliver and work was in progress to carve out new districts and tehsils on administrative grounds.

He expressed these views while talking to Punjab Labour Minister Ansar Majeed Niazi and chairman CM complaint cell Sargodha division Hassan Inam Paracha who called on him at his office on Wednesday.

Different matters including the construction of Bhera-Malakwal and Salam-Bhalwal-Sargodha roads along with giving district status to Bhalwal came under discussion during the meeting.

Meanwhile, the CM explained that the Rs360 billion district development package would usher in an era of development.

Alongside, the government was giving particular focus to the development of the Sargodha division by launching important schemes to the tune of billions of rupees, he elucidated.

He said the development journey was limited to a specific area in the past but the backward localities have been made part of the holistic development agenda now.

Politics means public service but it was exploited for minting money in the past, he lamented.

Now, there was no room for loot and plunder; he said and maintained that the politics of anarchy has ended in a fiasco.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has chaired a meeting at his office to review the launch of an eco-friendly urban bus project. Transport Minister Jehanzeb Khichi, chairman P&D, secretaries of finance and transport departments, chairman PBIT and others attended the meeting.

The CM gave in-principle approval to run 100 feeder buses in Lahore in the first phase and directed to increase the number to accommodate the rising number of daily commuters. Best transport facilities would also be introduced in DG Khan, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur and other cities as eco-friendly buses would also help to overcome smog, he added.

Improving the public transport facilities is the need of the hour as it would help to reduce environmental pollution, he spoke. The CM also sought a report about the modern bus stand project at Thokhar Niaz Beg and directed to complete it early to help reduce traffic congestion and pollution.

Furthermore, Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar on Wednesday said that package of Rs360 billion has started a new era of development in the province.

During a meeting with provincial minister and others, Usman Buzdar said that his government has allocated separate development fund for every district.

CM Punjab further said that now effects of this development are reaching every corner of the province.


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