Lahore: Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, while presiding over a meeting of parliamentarians from the Bahawalpur Division on Thursday, announced that the city would be soon be connected with the motorway — with the minister instructing the officials concerned to formulate a developmental plan in this regard, according to news sources.
In addition, the CM announced that 35 percent of the development budget for the project would be allocated for the impoverished areas of South Punjab. Moreover, a ban has been enforced on utilizing these funds for other projects. He added that the PTI government was working to uplift the underdeveloped areas of the country that had been previously overlooked.
Apart from the construction of roads to connect various parts of the Bahawalpur Division, CM Buzdar maintained that the rights and rewards of wheat cultivators and farmers would be secured. Similarly, Minchinabad would be made a model city for development projects; while the repair and maintenance of Head Sulemanki road, and the road between Bahawalnagar and Pakpattan would be commencing soon.
Moreover, the CM also announced that a venture aimed at providing mandatory medical equipment to hospitals in the area would also be included in the next budget. Likewise, other upcoming projects include the completion of a portable water project in Bahawalpur Division; the development of various sewerage projects for water drainage; the construction of an overhead bridge from Farid Gate to Circular Road; and an underpass and a bridge over the Railway crossing in Ahmedpur East. Furthermore, a project for the computerization of revenue records at the rural level would also be initiated.
Additionally, CM Buzdar also directed the officials concerned to tackle the issue of staff shortages in different government departments. This included the Punjab Police Force, which was further provided with guarantees that it would be provided with new vehicles soon.