Provision of potable water top priority: Shahbaz

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Chairman Lilium Stanley group calls on CM

Staff Reporter

Chairman Lilium Stanley Group Lord William Culbert called on Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif here today and discussed the cooperation in the water sector. The Lilium Stanley Group expressed his interest in the cooperation with the Punjab government in the water sector.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said the provision of potable water is the top priority of the Punjab government and work is in progress on a mega program in this respect. He said that after the launch of this program in six tehsils of South Punjab, it will be extended to 31 tehsils at the fast track.
He said the cooperation of the Lilium Stanley Group is welcome as the Punjab government wants to proceed on the project at the fast track in a professional manner. He said the look after and operational matters of the portable water project are the big challenge and for this purpose the training of the staff is drastically needed.
The Chairman of the Lilium Stanley Group said we want to work with the Punjab government in the water sector. Provincial Housing Minister Syed Haroon Sultan Bukhari, Chairman Saaf Pani Company North MNA Maj. ® Tahir Iqbal, Chairman Saaf Pani Company South Ch. Arif Saeed and the Chairman P & D and experts of the water sector were also present.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that empowerment of youth was essential and for this purpose, the Punjab government had initiated many revolutionary programmes.
Talking to the delegation of PML-N which called on him, the Chief Minister said that youth were the valuable asset of Pakistan, adding that provision of modern education to them was of high importance for bright future of the nation.
Like in the past, once again the Punjab government would leave no stone unturned to provide modern education to youth, he added.
Shehbaz Sharif said that under the “Chief Minister Self Employment Scheme” interest free loans were being provided to the youth. He added that interest free loans of Rs 26.5 billion had been distributed under the scheme and 1.3 million families had benefitted from this programme.
The Chief Minister said that in the coming two years interest-free loans worth Rs 14 billion would be distributed which would benefit 700,000 more families.
Likewise, “Chief Minister E Employment Scheme” was another revolutionary program of Punjab government which had provided modern education to hundreds of youth.
He said that under the Skill Development Programme special attention had been paid to train unemployed youth of Pakistan for acquiring productive skills.
Those who were against the progress and development of Pakistan were also not happy with the introduction of development programmes for the youth of this country.
Youth was fed up of those who made tall claims of promoting young leadership but had done nothing to empower them, he added.
The Chief Minister said that the ongoing progress and development in the country was a problem for the opposition.
“It is the mission of PML-N to make Pakistan an economic power and we would do our best to accomplish this mission”, he added.

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