LAHORE: All government departments should take measures to shift away all the services and utilities from the route of the Orange Line Metro Train Project according to the schedule, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Monday.
He was presiding over a meeting to review shifting of services from the route of the train project. The CM directed the officials to strictly implement the agreed timeline for shifting of the utilities.
He directed the Lahore Electric Supply Company, the Water and Sanitation Agency, the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited, the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited and the National Telecommunication Corporation to work round-the-clock for shifting of services.
“A comprehensive plan should be made to maintain the flow of traffic on the route of construction work. Effective security arrangements should also be made for those working on the project,” he said.
CM meets student
The CM met Kamran Wajid, a student who scored the second position in intermediate (arts group) examination in Sargodha board. Wajid had met his education expenses by working in a shop. The CM gave Wajid a cheque for Rs0.5 million and a laptop.
Separately, a delegation of All Industrialists and Businessmen Association, Istanbul, met Shahbaz Sharif. Promotion of Pak-Turk relations was discussed at the meeting.
“There are historical friendly relations between Pakistan and Turkey and economic ties between the two countries are strengthening with the passage of time,” he said.
He said that a number of Turkish companies were investing in various sectors in Pakistan, especially in the Punjab. “Economic relations between Pakistan and Turkey will further strengthen with the exchange of trade and industrial delegations. The trade exhibition going to be held in Istanbul next month is of great importance in this regard,” he said.
He said that a delegation from the Punjab would participate in the exhibition.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 15th, 2015.
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