Development projects in Bahawalpur: Punjab CM orders body to report in three days
* Shahbaz appoints Bahawalpur Division commissioner as focal person for projects
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has sought a report from a high-level committee within three days on a number of proposed projects in the education, health, agriculture, livestock, tourism and urban development sectors in Bahawalpur.
Political Adviser to CM Muhammad Baligur Rehman proposed a number of development projects in Bahawalpur during his meeting with the chief minister on Sunday. The proposals included setting up of a university for women and a veterinary college, constructing the new building of the women’s polytechnic college and a district headquarters hospital, developing an industrial area on the pattern of the Sundar Industrial Estate and establishing a model cattle and sheep market.
Rehman also suggested a number of proposals for the development of Bahawalpur city as well as promotion of tourism, which included conservation and renovation of Drawar Fort, Uch Sharif shrines, palaces and a zoo, and arranging a jeep rally.
He also proposed restoration of the sites allocated for public parks, improvement of Lal Sohanra Park, setting up of showrooms for the promotion of local handicrafts, revival of the Bahawalpur Development Authority and establishment of two model police stations.
The chief minister had appointed the Bahawalpur division commissioner as focal person for the projects and directed the Health, Industries, Livestock and Dairy Development, Higher Education, Information, Culture and Youth Affairs (IC&YA), Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), Commutation and Works and Irrigation secretaries, and Tourism and Capital Development Authority (CDA) managing directors to visit Bahawalpur within three days and submit a detailed report regarding implementation of the projects.
The CM had also asked Punjab Minister for Special Education Malik Muhammad Iqbal Chunhar, members of National Assembly Baligur Rehman, and Saood Majeed, members of Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Muhammad Ahmad Jajja, Haji Zulfiqar Ali, Malik Jehanzeb Waran and Task Force Chairman Samiullah Chaudhry to remain present in Bahawalpur during the next three days so that they could be consulted regarding development projects.
Thanks: Daily Times Lahore
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