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.