LG Pb Minister lays foundation stone of development projects worth Rs 2.70 b in Kamoki.

LAHORE -- Punjab Minister for Local Government and Community Development (LGCD) Mian Mahmood-ul-Rashid

on Saturday laid the foundation stone of development projects worth Rs 2.70 billion under the Punjab

Cities Programme (PCP) in Kamoki.

Talking to the media, the provincial minister said that those projects included water supply, sewage,

roads, streetlights, renovation of parks and solid waste management. Mian Mahmood-ul-Rashid said

that the LGCD had received the support of the World Bank for the Punjab Cities Program which had

been started in 16 tehsils of Punjab.

He said that new machinery including tractors, trolleys, dumpers, waste collection vehicles and

cranes etc had been provided for the cleaning of Kamoki city at a cost of Rs 350 million.

The provincial minister said the PCP had been started on the special instructions of Pakistan

Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvaiz Elahi.

He said that in order to overcome the shortage of staff, the process of transparent recruitment

of 22,000 vacant posts of local bodies would start by next week, for which the summary had been

sent to the Chief Minister for approval.

To a question, Mian Mahmood-ul Rashid said that the newly introduced local government system

was in accordance with the Article 140A of the constitution that would empower the local government

representatives in true spirit.

He said that under the new LG system, according to the vision of Imran Khan, every citizen would


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