RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has said that the government will end the difference between Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Addressing a ceremony held to lay the foundation stone of a college in Rawalpindi on Friday, he said that the PTI government will not only say words, but also implement them.
He claimed that the city having a lawyer like Sheikh Rasheed can never lose.
The CM said that the government is constructing the 23km expressway and an amount of Rs 60 billion will be spent on it. “The ring road project will change the destiny of the city. An amount of Rs 50 billion will be spent on it,” he said.
Usman Buzdar said that hospitals are being upgraded and the kidney centre will also be made functional. “The government has prepared a new local bodies system and it will be approved. Powers will be devolved to the lower level and it will be a new Pakistan. 22,000 Punchayat committees will be set up across the province to help people resolve their conflicts and issues at the local level,” he said.
He said that the government will spend the amount on the uplift projects more than the money spent by the previous government during 10 years.
The Punjab chief minister said that Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology will be upgraded to provide better health facilities to the people. He said Parks and Horticulture Authority Rawalpindi will be provided additional funds to make the city beautiful.
Usman Buzdar said that the government is working to turn Pakistan into the country envisioned by father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed said that as colleague of Imran Khan, he wants the rule of the poor in the country. “Rawalpindi is at No 1 in the education sector,” he said. “It is a matter of honour for him that the province’s chief minister had travelled by train.”
He said that the government is taking special interest in laying a network of schools, colleges and institutions of higher learning in the country.
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said he had also played a key role in the establishment of Fatima Jinnah Women University in past which is playing a key role in imparting higher education to females of Rawalpindi and adjoining areas.
The minister expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan for granting him Rs one billion for the establishment of educational institutions in the city despite financial crunch.
Sheikh Rasheed said that the prime minister will inaugurate Child and Maternity Hospital in Rawalpindi on third of next month. The prime minister will also participate in the opening ceremony of Sir Syed Express soon.
Minister for National Health Aamir Mehmood Kiani said that the government is taking steps to improve the life of common man despite the financial problems it inherited from previous governments. He said that the increase in debt from Rs 6,000 billion to Rs 30,000 during last two governments has a negative effect on economy. “Inflation and other related issues are temporary, as the economy is being put on right course.”
The minister said that economic indicators are improving and they will ultimately benefit the common man.