PMIC does its job, looks to PM to do his


As many as 47 enquiry reports compiled by the Prime Minister’s Inspection Commission (PMIC) on complaints regarding various government organisations have been eating dust at the office of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani but the premier is yet to issue directions on these reports.
“It looks like a total disconnect between the PMIC and the Prime Minister’s Office, as no orders have yet been issued by the chief executive on these reports which have otherwise been compiled after thorough investigation and repeated visits across the country by the PMIC members,” a source in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat told Pakistan Today. He said the PMIC had six members under Chairman Malik Amjad Ali Noon. Major projects included in the reports are: the Diamer-Basha Dam Project; Mangla Dam Raising Project; Neelum Jhelum Hydroelectric Project; Naltar-III and Naltar-V Hydropower Project; Gilgit district Water Resources Development; Construction of Bridge on River Soan in Attock district; Construction of Overhead Bridge from SSD Dham to Pooj Vadi Devari Sahib, Raharki Sahib in Ghotki district; Construction of an overhead bridge on Railway Line at New Pind, Sukkur; Collapse of Sher Shah Bridge, Karachi; inspection of roads constructed by the National Highway Authority and Services Department; Lowari Tunnel and access roads. The PMIC has also forwarded inquiry reports on the Lyari Expressway Project Karachi; Makran Coastal Road Balochistan-Gawadar-Jiwani-Gabd Section; N-5 National Highways Rehabilitation Improvement Project (857km); Peshawar Northern Bypass Project; Construction of Nawab Ghaus Baksh Raisani Memorial Hospital, Mastaung, Balochistan; Prime Minister’s Programme for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis; the current state of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayyed Federal Hospital, Quetta; and the Extended Programme of Immunisation (EPI).
The PMIC reports include cases of non-admission in a medical college of Punjab; the establishment of Cadet College Cholistan, Rahim Yar Khan and the renaming of Cadet College, Khanpur as the “Benazir Bhutto Cadet College”, Khanpur in the Rahim Yar Khan district; improvement of water courses in Pakistan; the Rainee Canal project; the rehabilitation/revamping of irrigation and drainage system of Sindh; track rehabilitation of Pakistan Railway Network; upgrading the Hyderabad-Badin Railway Station; procurement of paddy and allied problems in Sindh; the Prime Minister’s Special Initiative for Livestock; the affairs of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB).
Also included in the list of pending reports are cases of Sui Gas billing recovery and theft; steel re-rolling mills; digging petroleum wells in Singharo Block, Sindh; a scandal regarding swimming pool repairs by Pakistan Sports Board; an inquiry into the affairs of Pakistan Sports Board; tree plantation; development of six low income housing schemes in southern Punjab; the Prime Minister’s Special Initiative for Housing for Poor. Further down the list of inquiry reports are: the PM’s Village Product Specialisation Initiatives in Multan; the Khadi Craft Development Company, Multan; the Leather Craft Development Company, Multan; the Meat Processing and Training Company, Multan; the PM’s Special Initiative for Village Product Specialisation in southern Punjab; the revival of Multani Blue Pottery, Multan; the Southern Punjab Embroidery Industries, Multan; the Spun Yarn Research and Development Company, Multan; juice producing and packaging lines for fresh fruits and vegetables, Multan; the Greater Quetta Water Supply Project; the collapse of Margalla Tower, Islamabad; development projects in Jhang sponsored by MNA Saima Akhtar Bharwana (NA-90); the establishment of Aiwan-e Quaid-e-Azam in Johar Town, Lahore; the Public Sector Development Programme; the Tawana Pakistan project; and a cam regarding Haj tour operators.


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