Rs8b to be spent on Attock uplift

Raza Naqvi

During the next financial year Rs 8 billion will be spent on different development projects in Attock which include establishment of 200 bedded Mother and Child Hospital, upgradation of DHQ Hospital, upgradation of nursing school to college level and many other projects.

Provincial Minister for Social Welfare and Bait ul Maal Syed Yawar Abbas Bokhari said this while addressing a gathering at village Dakhner after the ground breaking of a carpet road which will be built at the cost of Rs 50 million.

He said that the state of the art mother and child hospital will be completed in two years and soon its foundation stone will be laid while the upgradation of DHQ Hospital will be started in the coming August.

He said that a trauma center will be built in DHQ Hospital and Gondal where all facilities will be available to handle any type of medical emergencies.

Bokhari said, a house for the orphans will be built at the cost of Rs 400 million in Attock having all facilities and said that Attock to Haji Shah and Jhala Khan Chowk to Bahtar road will be carpeted at the cost of millions of rupees which will benefit thousand of families of the area.

He said that Punjab govt has given approval for establishment of Attock University and work on this project will be started soon.

He said, Punjab govt will gradually upgrade eight thousand public sector school to ensure better educational facilities specaily in remote areas.

He said, a sports stadium will be built in Dhok Fateh and said that hockey stadium has been completed while work on cricket stadium is in progress.

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