Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi said on Saturday that the government was focusing on infrastructure projects on a priority basis for the convenience of the masses.
He was chairing the meeting of the district coordination committee here to review the pace on different uplift projects in the district.
The meeting was also attended by Special Assistant to PM on political affairs and Chief Whip national assembly Malik Aamir Dogar, provincial minister for energy Dr. Akhtar Malik, MNAs Ibrahim Khan, Ahmed Hassan Dehr, MPAs Qasim Abbas, Muhammad Salman Naeem, Nadeem Qureshi, Javed Ansari, Akhtar Labar, Wasif Mazhar Raan, Wasim Khan Badozai, Mian Tariq Abdullah, DC Aamir Kareem, CPO Masood Marth, and other officials from different departments.
Qureshi maintained that the fruits of the south Punjab Secretariat started yielding positive results. Despite tough circumstances, the government would continue the journey of development, he reiterated.
He instructed the district administration to conduct a technical survey in order to resolve traffic problems in the city.
He instructed heads of different departments to keep monitoring of the uplift schemes and complete these within the stipulated time period. Special Assistant to PM on political affairs Malik Aamir Dogar stated that the government had released huge funds for the welfare of the masses.
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Backward areas to be developed
Provincial Minister Dr. Akhtar Malik also spoke and stated that Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was taking a special interest in the development of the backward areas. The work on different mega projects was in progress, he noted.
He also instructed officers to prepare a feasibility plan for a flyover at Timber market, Tughlaq Road, and grass-mandi. Provincial parliamentary secretary Nadeem Qureshi stated that the timber market should be shifted outside the city.
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He also focused on widening and repairs of different roads in the city. Deputy Commissioner Aamir Kareem briefed about different ongoing projects and stated that the work was heading forward at a rapid pace as per the guidance of the parliamentarians.
He hinted that the work on up-gradation of different tombs, under the Walled City Authority, would commence soon.