Shahbaz sacks WASA officers for negligence
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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif inspected the pace of work on Allama Iqbal Raod extension project early in the morning today. He also inspected the sewerage project at Allama Iqbal Road and issued orders for the suspension of WASA officers responsible for delay in the construction of Dharampura Drain. Member National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Member Provincial Assembly Mohsin Latif, Commissioner and District Coordination Officer Lahore as well as senior officers of NLC and NESPAK were present.
Talking on this occasion, the Chief Minister said that transparent and speedy completion of development projects is the policy of Punjab government and no delay would be tolerated in this regard. He said that the officers not taking interest in public-service projects have no right to remain on their posts. He directed that Allama Iqbal Road extension project be completed at the earliest so as to facilitate the masses and warned that no delay would be tolerated in this regard.
Govt to evacuate occupied lands and build playgrounds
Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that sports play an important role in the setting up of a healthy society therefore Punjab government is implementing a comprehensive programme for the promotion of healthy activities in the province. He said that a network of playgrounds of hockey, cricket, football, volleyball and other games is being laid in the province while special attention is being paid to the promotion of sports activities in South Punjab. He said that state lands are being retrieved from qabza mafia and being utilized for providing modern sports facilities to the youth. He said that measures taken by the government for the promotion of sports and horticulture have given a new look to the Punjab province. He directed that more sites be identified for developing playgrounds and maximum playgrounds and parks be set up for women.
He was presiding over a meeting regarding promotion of sports activities and the projects of Punjab Horticulture Authority at Minar-e-Pakistan Tent office, here today. Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, Special Assistant Zaeem Hussain Qadri, Assembly Members, Mian Marghoob Ahmed, Hafiz Mian Nauman, Ch. Shahbaz, Mian Mohsin Latif, Secretaries of Sports and Local Government departments, Commissioner and District Coordination Officer Lahore besides Directors General LDA and PHA were present. Addressing the meeting, Muhammad Shabhaz Sharif said that government is extending maximum opportunities to the youth to participate in constructive activities and billions of rupees are being spent on the projects of promotion of healthy activities in the province. He said that provision of recreational facilities to the masses in the present age of stress and strain is of vital importance and in view of this fact parks are being beautified while horticulture is being promoted on development projects. He directed that proper arrangements be made for the maintenance and upkeep of the playgrounds while a vigorous campaign should be launched for promoting public awareness regarding availability of sports facilities so that maximum people could benefit. He said that women comprise a major part of country's population and they have won laurels for the country in sports and other sectors. He said that opportunities are also being offered to women for healthy activities and separate playgrounds and parks are being developed for women as well. He further directed that illegal occupants of state lands be identified in the province and these lands be retrieved from them for providing sports facilities to the youth.
Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan informed the meeting that a youth helpline will soon be set up with the collaboration of NGOs for providing counseling to the youth through experts in various sectors. He said that a website has also been launched regarding playgrounds in the province where all details about these grounds have been provided. He said that a state-of-the-art gymnasium is being constructed at Rajanpur where facilities pertaining to 17 different sports would be available.
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