Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting here today which reviewed progress of different matters of the programme of provision of clean drinking water to the masses. Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that potable water is not only basic right of the citizens but their need as well and billions of rupees have been allocated for the implementation of “Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Pani Programme”. He said that this programme is directly linked to human health and with the provision of clean drinking water people will get rid of diseases spreading due to polluted water. He said that work will have to be carried out in a professional manner to forward this public welfare programme speedily. Shahbaz Sharif said that resources are a trust of the nation and clean drinking water programme is a project of spending resources on the masses, which will be moved ahead speedily. He directed that agreements with selected companies should be given a final shape at the earliest in a transparent manner for the programme and training should be imparted to newly appointed technical and other staff in Saaf Pani Company. The Chief Minister said that a comprehensive system should be evolved with the help of information technology for implementing and monitoring the programme. He said that no compromise will be made on quality and speed and pre and post shipment inspection will be compulsory for ensuring quality. German Consultant Franz De Carne gave a briefing regarding important matters of implementation of the programme. Provincial Minister for Housing Tanvir Aslam Malik, Chairman Punjab Saaf Pani Company South MPA Muhammad Kashif, Chief Secretary, Chairman Planning & Development, Secretary Housing, Chief Executive Punjab Saaf Pani South Punjab and concerned officials attended the meeting.