Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar paid a surprise visit to Dera Ghazi Khan from Islamabad last evening and reviewed different matters including the cleanliness situation in DG Khan city. He directed the administration to further improve the cleanliness arrangements. Afterward, he presided over an emergency meeting about development schemes at the office of Commissioner DG Khan where Commissioner Asad Ullah Faiz gave a briefing about the progress made on development projects.

Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that timely completion of development schemes relating to DG Khan and other backward areas should be ensured and made it clear that he will personally monitor development projects of deprived areas. He also directed to ensure transparency and quality of work adding that he will review facilities provided to the people by paying surprise visits to different cities of the province. The Chief Minister said that there is no room for work shirker officers and officials and they should better quit their posts. He said that revenue employees working consecutively at a place for three years should be replaced and the officers should perform their duties as a noble cause. He also took notice of delay in the completion of development schemes and directed to remove the impediments. The poor cleanliness arrangements in DG Khan and Fort Munro should be improved, he added.

The meeting was asked to explain about non-construction of bridge, road and rescue-1122 building in Barthi and the Chief Minister directed that restoration of parks in Taunsa and DG Khan should be immediately started. The PHA should also complete the restoration work of entry and exits points of DG Khan along with repair and maintenance of different roads in Taunsa and DG Khan. Along with it, identification of land for Taunsa industrial estate and matters pertaining to its establishment should be completed early. He hoped that small industrial estate project to be established at an area of 400 Kanal in Taunsa will prove as a game-changer initiative.

The Chief Minister directed to early transfer the gynae ward to its expanded building in DG Khan and further directed for the comprehensive publicity about Mir Chakar Khan Rind University project. He asked to establish health camps in Koh-e- Suleman tehsil and other far-flung areas along with the provision of ambulance service and also asked to ensure provision of necessary medicines in health centers.

The meeting reviewed the arrangements of holding tourists festival and construction of tourists resort in Koh-e-Suleman. He said that the Shehar-e-Khamoshan project should be completed soon and implementation on the e-transfer policy of teachers should be ensured as well. He directed the DG Khan administration to take prompt steps to deal with the possible threat of flood and directed the Commissioner and DC to conduct field visits for reviewing flood relating arrangements. The meeting also reviewed progress on the shelter-home project in Taunsa and DG Khan Teaching Hospital and the Chief Minister was apprised about progress on the construction of police stations of border military police. Availability of doctors and paramedical staff should be ensured and best facilities be arranged in darul amaan model children’s home. I will visit teaching hospital and other institutions to personally review the state of affairs, concluded the Chief Minister. The meeting was attended by Commissioner and other concerned officers.

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