Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar announced new development projects worth Rs. 25 billion.

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LAHORE, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar visited Sheikhupura, Hafizabad and Gujranwala on Wednesday and announced new development projects worth Rs. 25 billion along with the establishment of universities.

Talking to the media in Gujranwala, the CM announced new projects of Rs. 8.41 billion including Flyover at Alam Chowk and internal and external link roads in the city. 14 more projects will be started including a burn unit with a cost of Rs. 1.92 billion. He also announced the university of Gujranwala project having a sub-campus of Punjab University and both campuses of UET. The necessary process has already been started and I will monitor this project, the CM added. Meanwhile, instructions are an issue for the feasibility study of the children hospital and the federal government will also be approached for improvement of GT Road. Along with it, the CM announced that a road will be constructed to link Gujranwala with Sialkot-Lahore Motorway. Briefing the media about steps for public welfare, the CM said Sahulat Bazaars will be established at the level of tehsil and items will be provided at the rates of 2018 in Ramazan Bazaars. To a question, he termed it improper to lead processions to appear before institutions and asserted that law will come into action on any violation of the law. I will visit every nook and corner of the province to take steps for the betterment of the country, the CM maintained.

The CM inaugurated four projects of 7.84 billion at Ghakar Sports Arena. He also inaugurated Ghakar Sports Arena, Gujranwala Arts Council Auditorium, OPD unit of teaching hospital medical college Gujranwala and 62.5 acre landfill site project. He handed over keys of 106 vehicles of Gujranwala Waste Management Company to the officials and laid the foundation stone of BS Block in Government Postgraduate College for Women, Shadab Training Institute and building of special education centre Kamoke worth 2. 23 billion and 83 lakhs. The Lahore-Sialkot Motorway will be linked with GT Road at Morr Eminabad.

The CM met with PTI leader Hamid Nasir Chatta and briefed him about the development agenda of the PTI government. CM also held meetings with different delegations including PML-N MPA Ashraf Ansari and Younis Ansari and assured to solve the problems of the city.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar announced a development package worth more than Rs.10 billion for Sheikhupura along with the establishment of Waris Shah University during his visit to the district. Meanwhile, Tehsildar Muridke and SDO local government have been removed from their posts on public complaints. The CM also inaugurated a tree plantation drive at Sheikhupura Gymkhana.

At the outset, the CM inaugurated district education complex, Muridke trauma centre, CTD regional office and national model school to Faisalabad road Sharaqpur chowk dual road projects worth Rs.1.27 billion. He also laid the foundation stone of a water supply and drainage project costing Rs.41 crore in Sheikhupura besides meeting with parliamentarians and notables. PML (N) MPA Mian Jalil Sharaqpuri also called on the chief minister.

Talking on the occasion, the CM said the Sheikhupura development package will resolve problems of the area adding that 19 mega projects will also be started with an amount of Rs.8.38 billion in Sheikhupura. Meanwhile, 8 projects including Narang Mandi cadet college, supply and drainage of water, healthcare, educational and roads repair schemes will be started. The foundation stone of Manawala to Sucha Sauda road was laid to promote tourism. This project will cost Rs.64 crore. The government is working to complete the Sheikhupura-Gujranwala road, the CM added.

While talking to the parliamentarians, the CM announced to visit all the districts of the province and the development packages will be finalized with the consultation of the parliamentarians, he added. The development process has been extended to backward areas as progress is the right of every locality, he said. Early implementation of the district development package will be ensured and I will monitor the development schemes, the CM continued.

Mian Jalil Sharaqpuri MPA said that Usman Buzdar is moving the province towards genuine development. I trust CM Usman Buzdar and he will fulfil the promise of development, he continued. Parliamentarians thanked the CM for the development package. Provincial Minister Mian Khalid Mahmood, SACM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Adil Mahmood and Anwar Rashid of Sheikhupura Chamber of Commerce & Industry, president DPA Azmat Mahmood Sidhu, general secretary Mian Ali Bashir and others were also present.

While talking to the media, the CM said a huge development package has been announced and an in-principle decision has also been made to detach Sheikhupura from the jurisdiction of LDA. Necessary steps are taken for the establishment of Waris Shah University as the establishment of universities in every district is a commitment of the government, he emphasised. The government intends to accord every district its rights and I will continue to conduct visits to review the development process, he stated. No one is politically victimised and the utmost effort is made to deliver on merit, the CM emphasised and further announced that he has always strived to follow rules and merit. Development is the right of every citizen and early implementation of the district development package will be ensured, he added. The CM said that issues pertaining to the Sheikhupura press club are sympathetically reviewed and journalists will be given health cards on a priority basis.

The CM took strict notice of complaints of corruption during his Sheikhupura visit and SDO local government Waseem-ud-Din and tehsildar Muridke Ahmed Raza Sultan were suspended and departmental action was ordered. Corruption is intolerable and there is no room for corrupt officers in the province, asserted the CM.

CM ANNOUNCES RS.7.2 BILLION DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE FOR HAFIZABAD: The CM announced Rs.7.2 billion development package for Hafizabad while land has been transferred for DHQ hospital and the University of Hafizabad projects. On his directions, the Hafizabad University Act will be presented before the cabinet meeting today. The CM also held meetings with parliamentarians and people from different walks of life at the district complex. On the occasion, the CM disclosed that land has been transferred to the University of Hafizabad and the new DHQ hospital building. The development package has been devised in consultation with parliamentarians and the series of district tours has been started from today. The proposals of parliamentarians are useful and the purpose of visits to different districts is to ensure speedy progress and resolution of public problems, he added. The development projects will be completed by taking personal interest as it is the right of the people, he continued. Senator Ijaz Chaudhary, SACM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Altaf Asghar Bhatti, Amir Nazir Tarrar and others were present.

The CM also the integrated command and control room in the DPO office. He was briefed about police vehicles’ tracking system and CCTV surveillance. The CM appreciated that technology is helping to improve the surveillance system adding that IT is also helping to improve the performance of the police department. The integrated command and control system will be made further effective and useful, he added.

Talking to the media, the CM said the package has been announced for the district adding that PM Imran Khan had announced to establish the University of Hafizabad and DHQ hospital. The University of Hafizabad Act is ready and will be presented before the cabinet for approval today. Similarly, land has been allotted for the University of Hafizabad while the PC-1 of the DHQ hospital was being prepared. Similarly, land has been allotted for DHQ hospital, he added. Hafizabad-Sukheki road, Kot Hara-Jallalpur Bhatian, Chowk Sukheki-Jalalpur Bhattian road will be restored with an amount of 3.98 billion, he added. 20 other projects are going to be launched along with 10 roads’ rehabilitation schemes to be completed with an amount of 3.35 billion in the district, the CM added. Similarly, girls college will be constructed in Kolo Tarar along with the completion of a number of projects of beatification and supply and drainage of water. Promises made with the people will be fulfilled and journalists’ problems will also be resolved, he assured. Meanwhile, PDM has died down. 7 billion development package has been announced for Ramadan and best arrangements have been made in Ramadan bazaars. Colleges will also be upgraded in the Hafizabad district, the CM stated in response to another question.

Senator Ejaz Chaudhary, SACM DrFrdous Ashiq Awan, parliamentarians, commissioners, RPOs and others were present.

Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar landed his helicopter at Motorway near Sheikhupura exit point while going from Sheikhupura to Hafizabad and inspected Sheikhupura-Gujranwala road. He directed to expedite the construction work as it will accelerate business activities besides facilitating the commuters.

Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar played hockey after the inauguration of Ghakhar Sports Arena and termed hockey a joyous sports activity. The sports stadium will spur the play of hockey, he added.

Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the death of two persons in a fire incident at a Ravi Road factory and extended sympathies to the heirs. He directed to expedite the rescue operation and sought a report from the administration about the incident.

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