The Ahmedpur East tehsil will soon get the status of a district.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Friday directed the authorities concerned to constitute a committee to give its recommendations on awarding district status to the tehsil. The committee would be headed by Law Minister Rana Sanaullah.
The CM issued the directions on the request of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPA Qazi Adnan Farid, who told the chief minister that this had been the tehsil’s inhabitants’ old wish.
In his meeting with the CM, the MPA had drawn his attention the shortage of canal water in the region. He asked the CM to issue orders for bringing out a new canal from Abbasia Link Canal so that canal water could be provided at the tail ends of Sultan Wah, Bahawal Wah and 6-L water distributaries.
CM Sharif directed his principal secretary Syed Tauqir Hussein Shah to constitute a committee to review the canal water issue and submit a report to him.
The MPA also asked the CM to announce a development package for Ahmedpur East, including the establishment of a new government girls high school, widening and construction of new roads, renovation of Mamoon Park, establishment of water filtration plants and modern facilities for sportsmen.
The MPA was told to discuss the issues with the Bahawalpur commissioner and prepare a list of desirable projects, which he said, he would approve on priority basis.
The CM also directed the Education Department to start working on starting postgraduate classes at the Government Girls Degree College for Women, Ahmedpur East.
The CM said that he would soon visit Ahmedpur East and announce the projects.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 26th, 2013.
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