HARAPPA: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar visited Harappa and announced Rs2 billion development package.
According to a press statement, CM Buzdar has said that a strategy had been devised to resolve public problems at the grassroots level. He said that half of the amount would be used for road repair, while Rs500 million would be used for water supply and sewerage improvement.
Similarly, Rs500 million would be spent on construction of overhead bridge and underpass at the railway crossing, he informed.
The CM further announced plans to develop 2,000 villages, including that of Sahiwal, as model villages, adding that Sahiwal Teaching Hospital would be made functional soon.
A cardiology institute would be constructed in Sahiwal and expressway would be constructed for Sahiwal from Samundri Interchange to facilitate different districts, he said.
The CM affirmed that a programme had been devised to give universal health coverage to every citizen, adding that Sahiwal and DG Khan division were included in the first phase and that Prime Minister Imran Khan would soon launch this programme in Sahiwal.
He said as many as 10,000 policemen are being recruited along with the provision of 650 new vehicles. He further stated that Rs18 billion development package had been announced for Sahiwal through Punjab intermediate cities improvement investment programme.
Governor Chaudhry Sarwar, in his address, stated that the government wanted to introduce a judicious system of justice and development on the pattern of the state of Madina.