Work to begin on mega project in City soon: CM


Says lawmakers being taken on board for district development package

Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Wednesday directed to constitute monitoring teams for Eid holidays while taking every step to overcome the corona pandemic.

The chief minister also directed to further improve cleanliness arrangements by making joint efforts with LWMC.

The cleanliness system should be reformed and a comprehensive beautification plan should be devised by the administration and the PHA for the city, he continued.

The CM disclosed that the work will be started in Lahore on mega projects soon, adding that work be accelerated to construct underground water tanks.

Similarly, new parking plazas will also be constructed to overcome parking issues. The commissioner should take a lead in this regard, he recommended.

Similarly, every effort should be made to provide facilities to the inmates of shelter homes and suitable pieces of land should be identified for the establishment of new shelter homes in the city, he said.

Along with it, the traffic system should be improved and solid steps be taken to manage parking and traffic issues. Meanwhile, practical steps be taken to eliminate the menace of encroachments.

Lahore is the heartland of Pakistan and its problems will be resolved on a priority basis, concluded the CM.

Meanwhile a number of parliamentarians including MNAs – Ch Amer Sultan Cheema, Muhammad Afzal Khan Dhandla, Agriculture Minister Syed Hasnain Jahanian Gardezi, Special Assistant Ameer Muhammad Khan, MPAs – Ghazanfar Abbas Cheena, Muhammad Amer Anayat Shahani, Javed Kauser, Musarat Jamshed Cheema and Muhammad Latif Nazar called on Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office.

Talking on the occasion, the CM announced to continue meeting with the elected representatives adding that proposals of the parliamentarians are given importance in the district development package.

The government will complete its constitutional term, he added. Punjab is leading other provinces in every respect and elections will be held in 2023, he maintained.

He regretted the past government paid no attention to the development of backward areas as it wanted the progress of specific cities only.

The PTI government is following the policy of composite development and the journey of development will be expedited to ensure that the rights of any city are not compromised.

Meanwhile, the people are benefitting from the Ramazan package, he added.

The negative politics of the PDM is all but over because people have no interest in the politics of chaos. They are only interested in development and prosperity, he added.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar condoled the death of presidential award winner Qari Noor Muhammad Awan, who enjoyed the unique honour of reciting the first adhan on TV and radio.

In a condolence message, the chief minister extended sympathies to the bereaved heirs and prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace.

Meanwhile, CM Usman Buzdar strongly condemned terrorists’ firing at FC officials from across the Afghan border.

The chief minister condoled the martyrdom of the FC officials and extended sympathies to their families. He also prayed for the early recovery of the injured.

The chief minister also condoled the death of the noted columnist and LPC life-member M. Tufail.

In a condolence message, the chief minister extended sympathies to the bereaved heirs and prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace.

Late M. Tufail highlighted the socio-cultural issues through his columns and his contribution to journalism will be remembered till late, he added.

On the other hand, CM Usman Buzdar expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai leader of the Kashmir freedom movement.

He extended heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family members and other leaders of the Kashmir freedom movement.

Usman Buzdar said that Late Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in dire straits struggle hard for the freedom movement.

Modi sarkar by depriving Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai from the healthcare facilities violated human rights.

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