Shahbaz announces Rs20 bn projects for University of Agriculture

FAISALABAD:April 16: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday announced Rs 20 billion development projects for the Faisalabad city. He said this while addressing the Local Government convention at the Iqbal Auditorium, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. He announced establishment of the Information Technology and Skills University and the metro bus project in Faisalabad. He said that work on the metro bus project would begin this year and it would be a wonderful gift of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the people of Faisalabad. “The elements, who are terming the speedy, secure and economical travelling facility as ‘jangla bus’, have planned to launch the same in their province after four years of useless agitation.” He said that the metro bus service had provided the best transport facility to the labourers, orphans, widows, lawyers, clerks, and doctors and these people were reaching their destinations in a respectable manner. The chief minister said that the politics of agitation had badly damaged the country’s economy. He said that Bhikki power plant, Haveli Bahadur Shah gas power plant and Balloki gas power plant were nearing completion. The Bhikki power plant would start generating electricity from next week, he added. The CM stressed the elected LG representatives to focus their full attention towards the solutions of citizens’ problems Earlier, the Punjab CM inaugurated a 50-bed Children Hospital emergency block. State Minister for Water & Power Abid Sher Ali, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Punjab Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafiq and others were also present. The children hospital has been established at a cost of Rs1,000 million provided by the provincial government. He said that the hospital would be completed in September this year. He said that an expert was needed for providing quality healthcare to children in this hospital. The chief minister said: “I have contacted the high commissioner of Pakistan in the UK and asked him to contact the Pakistani doctors working in different parts of England. Our team will go to England within a week and the doctors would be brought to the Children Hospital on the salary acceptable to them.” He said that billions of dollars investment was being made in the CPEC under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He said that there was a need for unity to take the maximum benefit of this investment. Similarly, the Punjab CM laid down the foundation stone of 260-bed Haseeb Shaheed Hospital. The CM also visited the house of martyred police inspector Fida Hussain and handed over Rs15 million cheque to Fida’s widow. He also handed over a 1000cc car with Rs 50,000 petrol per month. He also announced that the son of martyred Fida would be recruited as SI in the Punjab Police while education expenses of Fida’s children would also be provided by the Punjab government. Shahbaz Sharif also visited Karma Wali Haveli at Samundri and met MNA Shahbaz Babar Gujjar and MPA Rao Kashif Rahim.The news.

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