LAHORE -- Members of the Punjab Assembly from Multan division called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at Punjab Assembly committee room on Thursday.
The Chief Minister issued immediate instructions for the solution of constituency-related problems of the MPAs and development schemes. Talking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that implementation on the proposals of assembly members will be ensured as we all have to come up to the expectations of the people. I consider your respect as mine and genuine demands will be fulfilled on a priority basis, he said. He said that funds have been allocated for the establishment of southern Punjab secretariat and the identification of place will be made with consensus. He regretted that funds meant for the development of southern Punjab were transferred to other projects and the people of southern Punjab districts continued to languish in the quagmire of poverty and deprivation because former rulers deceived them in the name of development.
The Chief Minister said that the PTI government has allocated 35 percent funds for the development of southern Punjab and its right of development will be returned back by the incumbent government. He said that the sports complex will be set up in every tehsil adding that Nishtar-II hospital project has been started in Multan which will be completed at the earliest. Similarly, the pace of work on engineering university project will be expedited. The Chief Minister directed the commissioner to solve the traffic congestion problem in Multan and added that a comprehensive plan be devised for expanding Bosan road and Khanewal road. On the demand of the assembly members, the Chief Minister directed to investigate irregularities in sports centers which were constructed during the previous tenure and asked the CMIT to submit its report in this regard.
He said that a new bridge will also be constructed at Chenab River to reduce the distance to 30 kilometers. He said that sewerage and water supply systems will be improved in Multan city and directed that secretary housing and commissioner Multan should adopt necessary measures after a field visit. He said that trauma center will be set up in Mian Channu along with the restoration of centuries-old heritage of the walled city of Multan. The PTI government has extended the scope of Lahore Walled City Authority to the Punjab province and restoration of old Multan city will be done through this authority.