Water projects worth Rs.4b launched

Amraiz Khan

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has said that work on projects worth more than Rs 4 billion under Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority has initiated adding that full transparency will be ensured and corruption of not even a single rupee will be tolerated at any level.

Filtration Plants will also be installed by Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority in constituencies of opposition parties without any political discrimination.

He was addressing an event on the occasion of World Water Day at Governor’s House Lahore on Monday and talking to the media.

Chairman Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority Dr Shakeel Khan, Vice-Chairman WASA Sheikh Imtiaz Ahmad, wife of Governor Punjab and Chairperson Sarwar Foundation Begum Perveen Sarwar, Chairman Al-Khidmat Foundation Sayed Ehsan Ullah Waqas, Vice-Chancellor Khawaja Fareed University of Technology Rahim Yar Khan Dr Mohammad Suleman were present among others on the occasion.

Talking to the media, Governor Punjab and Patron in Chief of Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority has set up its first plant in Chak Jhumra.

The MPA of that constituency is from PML N whereas MNA is from PTI, it is telling evidence that there are no vested interests in the execution of PAPA projects and complete transparency is being ensured.

Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that the Punjab Development Network of more than 165 welfare organizations are working under my supervision and all the welfare organizations working for the provision of clean drinking water are being asked to spend at least 20% of funds on providing potable water in Sindh, Balochistan and KPK, adding that a meeting will be convened very soon in which future strategy will be decided.

About Coronavirus, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that the third wave of Corona is very dangerous and the opposition parties should also give priority to the safety of the lives of the people and in these circumstances, any kind of political activity can result in a spike in Coronavirus cases.

Addressing the event, Syed Ehsanullah Waqas, Chairman of Al-Khidmat Foundation, said that we are working all over Pakistan for clean drinking water adding that there are still many areas in Pakistan where people do not have access to water, let alone clean drinking water.

All of us have to work together for this cause and I am grateful to Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar who always works shoulder to shoulder with us.

Chairperson Sarwar Foundation Begum Perveen Sarwar said that Sarwar Foundation is the largest NGO in Pakistan that is providing free drinking water to the masses, adding that we are providing clean drinking water to more than 2.5 million people daily.

Apart from Punjab, we have also installed filtration plants in Sindh and Balochistan.

Through the provision of clean drinking water, deadly diseases such as Hepatitis can be curbed, she added.

Later on, in his message on Pakistan Day, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that today every Pakistani should pledge that we as Pakistanis should play our role, individually and collectively, for the development of the country in line with the Quaid’s golden principles of faith, unity and discipline. This homeland has given us freedom and identity.

Whilst urging the nation to unite, he said that let’s forget our differences and work for the development of Pakistan as one nation.


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