‘New LG system to ensure quality municipal services’

Minister says legal requirements will be fulfilled for effective monitoring mechanism

APP November 01, 2021


Provincial Minister for Local Governments and Community Development (LG&CD) Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed on Sunday said as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, provision of quality municipal services was being ensured to the citizens.

He expressed these views while talking to a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) delegation on Sunday.

The delegation was led by Sabir Subhani and consisted of Waqas Amjad, Zeeshan Siddiqui and other office-bearers of the ruling party.

The minister said transparency in development projects and the provision of facilities to people at their doorsteps was the top priority of the government.

Rasheed said instructions have been issued to further speed up the development work of various schemes, carried out by the LG&CD Department.

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All legal requirements were being fulfilled for procurement whereas an effective monitoring mechanism had also been developed in this regard.

He said that in the first phase of the Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Programme, development projects were being carried out in Sialkot and Sahiwal with a budget of Rs44 billion.

Whereas, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, DG Khan, Bahawalpur and Multan would be included in the second phase of the same programme.

He said work was being carried out for providing municipal infrastructure including water supply, sewerage, solid waste management, public parks and street lights in 16 cities for Rs34 billion.

The development projects have been designed by international standards, he added.


Published in The Express Tribune, November 1st, 2021.


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