LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has restored the frozen funds of local government (LG) institutions and announced a development package, worth Rs13 billion, for Faisalabad.
According to a press statement issued on Tuesday, Sardar Usman Buzdar Usman Buzdar said that problems like sewage and potable water would be resolved on priority basis. He said that Kashmir underpass will be completed as soon as possible, adding Rs500 million have been issued for this purpose.
Similarly, Rs500 million have also been released for Haseeb Shaheed Hospital. He said that identification of land for Journalists Colony in Faisalabad has been completed and 187 kanals of land has been identified in Bismillahpur area for this purpose. He vowed that the  promise of establishing Journalists Colony in Faisalabad will be fulfilled.
He said that he wants to resolve every single problem of Faisalabad. He said that 10,000 new constables are recruited in police whereas 600 new vehicles will soon be provided to the police department. The government has curbed the political inference in the police department and appointments have been made on merit, he claimed.
He directed police officers to work hard for eliminating crimes. He said appointment of the chairman of Faisalabad Development Authority, Faisalabad Solid Waste Management Company and PHA Faisalabad will be made soon. More than 1200 schools have been upgraded and more schools will be upgraded as well. Funds will be provided to solve the basic problems of Faisalabad city, he further said.
Members of national and provincial assemblies informed the chief minister about the problems of their constituencies. The chief minister noted down the recommendations of assembly members and issued orders for their redressal.
Buzdar while announcing to restore the funds of local bodies institutions said that this will start the new era of progress and development in the province. He said that the deputy commissioners will utilize the funds of local bodies with the consultation of public representatives.
He said that the representatives of local bodies institutions will be free to perform at grassroots level. He said that special attention is being paid on the development projects in Southern Punjab.
He said that the meeting with the business community of Faisalabad remained fruitful.
Later, Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a special meeting at Circuit House Faisalabad where he was briefed about the arrangements made for Muharramul Haram. The RPO Faisalabad apprised the chief minister of the security arrangements. The chief minister while directing the crackdown against those who post hateful speeches and videos on social media said that foolproof security arrangements should be made on the occasion of Muharramul Haram. No negligence will be tolerated in security measures during Muharramul Haram, he added.
Earlier, he visited Faisalabad and inaugurated Lyallpur Art & Craft Gallery. The chief minister visited different sections of the gallery. Handicrafts made by the prisoners were exhibited in Lyallpur Art & Craft Gallery. – TLTP