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Punjab CM Usman Buzdar visits Mailsi Siphon, inspects SMB Link Canal re-modelling

Punjab CM Usman Buzdar visits Mailsi Siphon, inspects SMB Link Canal re-modelling
September 16, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated Vehari clean and green index city, Mailsi Siphon Project and Daanish school in Tibba Sultanpur during his visit to Mailsi tehsil of Vehari district on Wednesday. The CM chaired the 32nd meeting of Daanish Schools Authority and announced plans to establish new Daanish schools in Bhakkar and Taunsa. He gave in-principle approval to launch Honhaar Punjab Program to encourage best-performing students of academics, sports, fine arts and science and technology in the shape of cash prizes. He appreciated the performance of Chairperson Sumaira Ahmed. The meeting was attended by provincial ministers Murad Raas, Jehanzeb Khitchi, Commissioner Multan and authority members. Talking to the media in Tibba Sultanpur, the CM stated that Daanish school authority meeting has been held in a remote area for the first time and instructions have been issued to solve the problems. "The PTI government has neither halted past government's projects nor stopped work on them. Work has been completed on the orange line metro train and it will be run soon. Similarly, the metro bus service has not been stopped," he said. "The past government closed down many projects of the earlier government in their tenure." He maintained that the motorway rape incident is shocking, adding that one accused has been arrested while another perpetrator will be arrested soon. "All requirements of justice will be fulfilled," he assured. "The Punjab government has provided complete funding to the Daanish schools. It is public money and no one is giving it from his pocket. Similarly, a committee has been constituted under law minister for carving out new tehsils, districts and divisions and steps will be taken in the light of the recommendations of this committee. Formulation of new districts and tehsils will be reviewed on an administrative basis in Punjab." PTI assembly members and office-bearers also called on the CM and apprised him about the problems of the area. The CM announced that he will visit every tehsil to solve public problems on the spot. "The areas left behind in the development process will be moved forward and the journey of development will be spread across backward areas. The constituency-related problems of the parliamentarians will be solved and the administration should keep close contact with them," he added. The chief minister said that 50,000 have been given employment in two years and more job opportunities will be provided in the next three years. The CM announced that health and education facilities will be further improved in backward areas. "The problems of backward areas cannot be solved while sitting in Lahore. It is imperative to personally monitor public issues by visiting remote and far-flung areas," the CM stated and assured that no stone will be left unturned for the solution of public problems. The CM also inaugurated Mailsi Siphon Project and started the project of enhancing Mailsi Siphon capacity and SMB Link Canal re-modelling. "More than four billion rupees have been spent on it. Now, an additional flow of 1600 cusec water to Lower Bahawal Canal will be made possible to irrigate an additional 3,000 acres of land. Agriculture is key to the national economy and the Punjab government is proactively working to improve the canal system," the CM said. The CM was told that 25-kilometre long canal's embankments, regulator and bridges have been raised through the remodelling of SMB link canal. Provincial ministers Mohsin Leghari, Jehanzeb Khan Khitchi, assembly members, Multan Commissioner and DC were also present.