By Our Staff Reporter
LAHORE: Assembly members from Dera Ghazi Khan Division called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Monday and discussed problems of their constituencies, development schemes and public welfare programs in detail. They also presented various proposals about the development projects and the solution of problems in their areas.
The CM issued on-the-spot instructions for the solution of constituencies’ related problems and development schemes relating to the assembly members who also congratulated CM Usman Buzdar for presenting the best budget having 35 percent allocation for the development of Southern Punjab.
They regretted that development of Southern Punjab areas was badly ignored during the previous tenures and the credit goes to the PTI government that it has given the rights of southern Punjab back to it under the leadership of Usman Buzdar.
The Chief Minister announced to set up a university in every district in phases and said that it would be established in the district where there is no university.
Universities will also be set up in Muzaffargarh and Rajanpur, he added. He said that decision has been made to make merit-based recruitments on the vacant posts of Border Military Police in a transparent manner.
The funds allocated for the development and prosperity of southern Punjab will not be utilized for any other purpose and southern Punjab will be made role model with regard to development, he added.
He directed to take necessary steps for saving certain areas of Layyah and Rajanpur from the erosion of Sindh River and asked the irrigation department to take emergent steps by conducting a model study in this regard. Ribbons of exhibitory projects were cut during the previous tenure but the incumbent government has eliminated this wrong ritual.
The present infrastructure of irrigation department will be restored, he added.
He said that the second phase of Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital, Muzaffargarh will be completed soon while Muzaffargarh-DG Khan dual road project is in the last phase of completion.
He directed to hold inquiry of wrong utilization of funds allocated for the repair and maintenance of roads in Muzaffargarh and added that a report be submitted to his office by the evening of Monday after holding the investigation. I will not tolerate any corruption in DG Khan Development Package as I am personally monitoring the work done and I have also directed the CMIT and anti-corruption establishment to maintain check and balance in this regard, added Usman Buzdar.
He said that mother-and-child hospitals will be established in Rajanpur and Layyah while the sub-campus of Bahauddin Zakariya University in Layyah will be upgraded.
He assured that the provision of clean drinking water in DG Khan Division is an important priority and added that authority has been set up for that purpose.
Similarly, special funds have been allocated for further improving healthcare and educational facilities in DG Khan Division and instructions have been issued for a feasibility study of the construction of new colleges on the identification of assembly members.
Rescue 1122 stations will also be set up in DG Khan, Rajanpur, Muzaffargarh and Layyah on need-basis.
The administrators are responsible for improving the cleanliness system in cities and they are required to play an active part in this regard.
He made it clear that no leniency will be shown in incidents of water-theft and the concerned departments should continue their departmental steps for the eradication of water-theft.
He said that every possible support will be provided for the repair and maintenance of roads in DG Khan Division adding that project of expanding the MM Road is being started as well.
He also directed to immediately issue a notification for naming Nicholson Road after veteran politician Late Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan.
He said that Alipur to Tarinda Muhammad Panah Road will be constructed through public-private partnership mode and added that establishment of an industrial estate in Muzaffargarh has been planned as well. Buzdar directed to take indiscriminate action against corrupt government officers and officials adding that he will not tolerate any corrupt official because corruption has already played havoc with the country.
He said that the delay of even a single day will not be tolerated in the construction of 115 new arazi centers and directed that these centers should be completed by December at every cost. He also constituted a high-level committee for solving complaints relating to arazi centers comprising of SMBR, Chairman P&D and Chairman and DG of Land Record Authority.
This committee will submit its comprehensive recommendations to the Chief Minister within one month. Process of holding consultations with the assembly members will be continued and my doors are open to all the MPAs, the Chief Minister added.
Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari, Provincial Ministers Mohsin Leghari, Sardar Husnain Bahadur Dreshak, Sardar Jafar Leghari MNA, Chief Whip in Punjab Assembly Syed Abbas Ali Shah, Chief Secretary, ACS, IG Police, Chairman P&D, SMBR, Commissioner and RPO DG Khan Division, DCs and DPOs of Muzaffargarh, Layyah, DG Khan and Rajanpur districts, besides administrative secretaries of concerned departments, attended the meeting.