WATCH: PM pays surprise visit to Islamabad market without protocol

Driving a vehicle, the premier arrived at handcarts market recently set up in G-10 sector of the federal capital


News Desk June 21, 2021

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday drove a vehicle and inspected handcarts market recently set up in the G-10 sector of the federal capital.

The prime minister arrived at the market without any protocol and was warmly welcomed by the bystanders, pushcarts owners, residents, and shopkeepers.

A video of the premier’s visit was posted on Twitter by the Prime Minister’s Office, in which he could be seen driving a car himself on the streets of Islamabad.

Meanwhile, during his visit to New Blue Area in Islamabad to inspect ongoing construction projects, the premier said that his government was striving for vertical expansion of federal capital along with ring-fencing to protect green areas and address sewerage, cleanliness and pollution issues created by its horizontal spread.

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“It is our tragedy that Islamabad is continuously spreading, which creates the problems like sewerage system, cleanliness and pollution. Our effort is to spread Islamabad vertically and ring-fence the green areas,” he added.

The prime minister said he desired regular meetings with the builders so that their issues were highlighted and addressed.

He further said that buildings could be further spread vertically through the payment of extra fees.

The prime minister has been frequently visiting different sectors of the capital to interact with the common people and inquire about their issues.

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In May also, the premier paid a surprise visit to different localities of the federal capital without any protocol.

The premier himself drove the car and inspected the business activities, implementation of Covid-19 SOPs as well as development works.

In G-11 Markaz, he visited the modular carts placed under Ehsaas Programme’s Rerhi Baan initiative. He asked the cart owners about the status of their business. Wearing a mask, the premier advised a boy at a cart to use one as part of the government’s efforts to implement the coronavirus precautions amidst third wave of the pandemic.

The prime minister has also paid similar visits to the main hospitals of the capital in the past.

(With additional input from APP)

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