RAWALPINDI: Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan Saturday directed the departments concerned to expedite work on the on-going development schemes in Rawalpindi for the benefit of common man.
Chairing a meeting here at the Deputy Commissioner Office, he reviewed the progress on different development projects being carried out under the Public Sector Development Programme 2018-19.
The minister said in addition to establishing Potohar University in Gujjar Khan and Gandhara University in Taxila, the government was making all-out efforts to ensure imparting vocational and training education across the Rawalpindi division.
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Sarwar urged the officials concerned to work with spirit and take forward the wind of change by ensuring timely completion of the on-going welfare schemes.
The officials of departments concerned briefed the meeting about different development schemes, including health, clean drinking water, construction of roads and bridges besides establishing small dams.
The minister expressed concern over depletion of underground water level in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, stressing the need for construction of small dams, which would help improve the water table.
He directed to prepare a feasibility report in that regard and expedite the work on new water reservoirs, including Chahan, Java, Papin, Misriot, Anguri, Manga, Swan, Chirah, Dilhor and Kotli Sattian dams.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 10th, 2019.