RAWALPINDI: A number of development projects have been announced by the government in constituencies NA-59 and PP-10 of Rawalpindi district.
These constituencies used to be a stronghold for former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart and interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
The new projects announced for the area include the construction of mini-hospitals, two new colleges, an office for Rescue 1122 along with the upgrading two basic health units in the constituency.
Federal Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, who now represents this constituency after winning the July 25, 2018, elections here, said that they also plan to establish two new universities in the region, including the Gandhara and Potohar Universities in Taxila and Gujjar Khan respectively.
Further, he said that a 100-bed hospital will be built at Joryan Mor while a new degree college for boys will be built in Chauntra.
The federal minister added the construction of the Ring Road in Rawalpindi could prove to be a game-changer for the garrison city which has been neglected for almost two decades by rulers.
The road will pass through the two major constituencies of the city including NA-59 and NA-63, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 18th, 2019.