LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Local Government and Community Development Mian Mahmood-ur-Rasheed has said that as per the vision of PM Imran Khan and CM Usman Buzdar high quality municipal services are being ensured to the citizens.
Local government would be turned into an exemplary institute of public service. Provision of facilities to the people at their doorstep is the top priority of the government of the Punjab. Mian Mahmood-ur-Rasheed expressed these views during a meeting with a delegation of PTI here on Thursday. The delegation was led by Sabir Subhani whereas Waqas Amjad, Zeeshan Siddiqui and other office bearers of the PTI were also present on this occasion.
The Minister said that under Punjab Cities Programme instructions have been issued to further speed up development work of various schemes. All legal requirements are being fulfilled for the procurement whereas an effective monitoring mechanism has been developed in this regard. He said that transparency in development projects is the top priority of the government. He further disclosed that work is being carried out for providing municipal infrastructure including water supply, sewerage, solid waste management, public parks and street lights in 15 cities at a cost of Rs. 34 billion.
He said that development projects have been designed with the cooperation of international studies. Mian Mahmood-ur-Rasheed further stated that in the first phase of Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Programme, development projects are being carried out in Sialkot and Sahiwal with a cost of Rs. 44 billion. Whereas, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, DG Khan, Bahawalpur and Multan will be included in the second phase of the same programme.