Safe to drink: ‘Saaf Pani project vital for public health’

The Saaf Pani Company chief executive officer gave a briefing to the chief minister about the project

Our Correspondent February 28, 2016
Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. PHOTO: FACEBOOK


Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said on Sunday that the government had set itself a target to supply safe drinking water to 40 million people in rural areas of the province for the next two-and-a-half years.

He was addressing a meeting through video link on Sunday. The Saaf Pani Project was reviewed at the meeting. Sharif said the Saaf Pani project was directly linked to public health.

“We must utilise all resources available for its implementation,” he said. The Saaf Pani Company chief executive officer gave a briefing to the chief minister about the project. Minister for Housing Tanvir Aslam Malik, MPA Kashif Padhyar, MPA Qamarul Islam Raja and the chief secretary also participated in the meeting.

CM meets legislators

“In order to ensure good governance, a government must set the right targets. This requires collective wisdom and efforts,” the chief minister said.

He was talking to MNA Syed Iftikharul Hassan. PML-N Saudi Arabia chapter president Mirza Altaf Hussain was also present.

The chief minister said the country was facing some grave problems. “The people of Pakistan have placed their trust in the prime minister. Under his leadership, the government will steer the country out of this crisis,” he said.

CM pays tribute to martyred army officers

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif paid glowing tributes to four soldiers including Captain Umair were killed in Shawal.

He said the people of Pakistan were proud of the sacrifices of its soldiers. He said the courage and valour displayed by Captain Umair Shaheed, Havaldar Hakim, Sepoy Rashid and Sepoy Hameed were highly commendable.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 29th,  2016.


M Jahangir | 5 years ago | Reply Honorable CM , I have no doubt about your sincerity and commitment to the vital project of clean drinking water for the people of Punjab. Unfortunately your team is keeping you in the dark About two years have gone ,half the budget has been consumed, yet we need to see the first drop of clean drinking water Kindly ask them to start the 1. start supply from the first 10 -20 villages immediately 2. we see water running and ppl drinking 3. Learn from the issues 4. fix them 5. and at the end of your government's this tenure, we see all schemes running successfully I am afraid the present project may not face the same fate at the previous two big initiatives like CDWI, and CDWA when a full ministry was made for the supply and we now have some hundred non functional filtration Plants.Supposed to meet the national demand. Put some one who knows the job ! M Jahangir Islamabad
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