CM announces projects worth billions for DG Khan


DERA GHAZI KHAN: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday announced different development projects worth billions of rupees for Dera Ghazi Khan, which include the establishment of a technical university, college and a school.

Speaking during his maiden visit to the district after assuming the charge of the provincial chief executive, he said that a cardiology institute will be established in DG Khan and a maternity ambulance service was also being started.

“26 government medical officers have joined duty and quota of students from tribal areas is being increased in the Ghazi Medical College. They will be able to benefit from this facility from next academic year,” he said after inaugurating a new block at the DHQ hospital.

Addressing a congregation of MNAs, MPAs, party leaders, bar association members, traders and notables of the area, Buzdar said that three state-of-the-art universities will be set up in Punjab, including one in DG Khan.

He also announced to upgrade DG Khan Technical College to Technical University and restoration of the postgraduate college.

The chief minister said that Rs1.70 billion were being provided for the construction of a new campus of Ghazi University and buses will be provided to facilitate students of 12 colleges of the area.

“Primary schools will also be set up in different areas to provide education to the girls and playgrounds as well as other necessary facilities will be arranged in 10 educational institutions,” he said, adding that AstroTurf will be laid in the DG Khan Hockey Stadium with an amount of Rs50 million and the cricket stadium will also be upgraded where training academies will be set up in cooperation with PCB.