Govt to improve sewerage system, ensure provision of clean drinking water: Buzdar

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that the government is starting a new programme for improving sewerage and cleanliness system, provision of clean drinking water and other facilities of life at a cost of billions of rupees. Safe City Project will also be started in Faisalabad through a public-private partnership mode, he added.

He stated this while talking to the MPAs belonging to the Faisalabad division who held a detailed meeting with him at the committee room of Punjab Assembly on Tuesday. The assembly members apprised him about the problems of their constituencies and public welfare projects relating to their areas. The Chief Minister issued on-the-spot instructions for the solution of their problems and announced to start a new programme for improving civic amenities.

Buzdar regretted that national exchequer was wasted on exhibitory projects in the past but the incumbent government has eliminated this wrong style and tradition and work is being done on public welfare schemes which have been initiated according to local needs after consultation with the assembly members. Funds have also been allocated for the provision of missing facilities in the educational institutions of Faisalabad, he said added that the healthcare and educational facilities will be made better to facilitate the people.

The Chief Minister directed the divisional commissioner and deputy commissioner Faisalabad to inspect hospitals and educational institutions for personally monitoring the ground situation and to adopt steps for further betterment. He said that water filtration plants will be installed in Faisalabad division under Aab Pak Authority. The Ministry of Railways has given approval to the renovation of Railway Station Jhang while sub-campus of Agricultural University in Toba Tek Singh will be upgraded as well.

Buzdar also announced to restore the dysfunctional water supply schemes and added that funds have been allocated in the budget for that purpose. He directed to prepare the feasibility of providing speedo buses to Faisalabad and made it clear that corrupt elements will not be tolerated.

The corrupt employees should be prosecuted upon without any discrimination, he said adding that the PTI government has waged a crusade against corruption and the corrupt elements will not be allowed to stay on their posts. The Chief Minister took strict notice of assembly members’ complaints against some corrupt officers and directed to forward the case to the ACE. The services of Rescue 1122 will be immediately started in tehsils where its buildings are completed, he added.

The Chief Minister took notice of assembly members’ complaints about non-posting of MS General Hospital Faisalabad for the last eight months and directed that MS should be posted at the earliest. He directed that report should be submitted to him for increasing the number of beds in DHQ hospital TT Singh.

He also issued directions to IG Police for the arrest of criminals involved in firing at the house of Bilal Asghar Warriach MPA. The IG Police should personally hold the inquiry and the complaint of the assembly member be readdressed, he added.

Buzdar said that Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology will be expanded and trauma centers will be established in far-flung tehsils. He directed that Jhang and TT Singh will also be included in Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme and also directed that secretary transport should take necessary measures to solve the problem of Jhang bus stand. He said that rural roads will be constructed and repaired under Naya Pakistan-Manzalain Asaan Program and Faisalabad division will also benefit from this development agenda of the government.