Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting of Punjab Safe Cities Authority, which reviewed the progress on Safe City project and other matters. Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that Safe City project is of vital importance for protection of life and property of people, maintenance of peace and elimination of crime.
He said that Safe City project would help achieve the goal of a safe, peaceful and prosperous Punjab and directed that this splendid public welfare project should be implemented speedily and in a professional manner so that the targets fixed for this purpose could be achieved in time.
The Chief Minister said that timely completion of development projects while maintaining transparency and standard is the policy of Punjab government and Safe City project would also be completed under the same policy. He said that Safe City project will be an example of transparency like other development projects of Punjab government and a saving of four billion rupees has also been made in this project.
The Chief Minister directed that third party audit policy should be also implemented with regard to Safe City project. He said that with the completion of this project, an automatic traffic management system would come into existence besides carrying out of relief activities in any emergent situation would also be possible. He further stated that Safe City project is of vital importance for implementation of law.
Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Special Assistant Rana Maqbool Ahmed, Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police, Secretary Home, Secretary Health and concerned authorities attended the meeting.