PM to perform groundbreaking of maternity hospital in Rawalpindi today
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan along with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar will perform groundbreaking of Mother and Child Hospital in Rawalpindi on Friday (today).
This was stated by Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed while addressing a press conference at under construction Mother and Child Hospital Eid Gah Sharif in Rawalpindi.
The minister said a state-of-the-art hospital of 400 beds, equipped with latest gadgets would be established.
Government started 36 public welfare, development projects: PM
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized the need to effectively highlight the important projects started by the government for public welfare in order to ensure participation of people.
Chairing a meeting on Thursday, the prime minster overviewed the steps taken by different public sector departments in connection with corporate social responsibility.
Imran Khan said that government started thirty six projects relating to public welfare and economic development in a brief period of eight months as part of implementing its manifesto.
The premier said a comprehensive and detailed program for poverty alleviation titled ‘Ehsaas’ was started for the first time in the history of the country.
This program will not only help in fulfilling the obligations of state with respect to provision of health, education and employment facilities, but also ensure the organized and integrated use of government resources for public welfare.
Imran Khan said the leading public welfare projects include highlighting tourism potential of the country at national and international level, system of local government to truly empower the people.
The Prime Minister said provision of shelter homes across the country is testament to the fact that government realizes its responsibility for the welfare and betterment of weak and poor segments of the society.
Heads of various public sector companies briefed the Prime Minister of the steps relating to corporate social responsibility and others important projects and initiatives.
President Zarai Taraqiati Bank informed the Prime Minister that the bank has started a project called E-Credit to disburse interest free loans among especially small farmers. Loans worth eleven billion rupees have been distributed among farmers in Punjab so far.
He said the project has also been started in Azad Kashmir in cooperation with AJK government while talks continue with provincial governments of Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to start the program in those provinces.