Dream of transparent Pakistan being materialised: Usman Buzdar

By: News Desk      Published: 09:00 PM, 10 Mar, 2021
Dream of transparent Pakistan being materialised: Usman Buzdar

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has regretted the opposition has undermined national interest for the sake of protecting its personal stakes.

In a statement, the CM emphasised that the negative role of the opposition will not be remembered in good words adding that the opposition has no strategy nor have it done anything for the masses.

The thieves have faced defeat on every occasion because they used politics for loot and increasing bank balances, he added.

It is sanguine that the culture of political loot has been done away with by PM Imran Khan and the precious state lands of billions of rupees have been retrieved from squatters. It is satisfying that the dream of a transparent Pakistan was being materialised, he further said.

Meeting on Irrigation Department projects

Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting about the irrigation department at his office Wednesday to review the progress on development schemes.

The irrigation secretary briefed about the ongoing schemes. The CM directed to accelerate the pace of development work on ongoing schemes for their timely completion. The CM appreciated the performance of the irrigation department and asked it to work with more zeal and vigour.

The meeting decided to overcome the illegal practice of pumping out the canal water and the CM directed to constitute a committee to review rules for the extension of canal command areas. This committee will submit its comprehensive recommendations at the earliest. It was further decided to devise a policy for retrieving illegal occupation of areas adjoining the canals and the CM directed that the policy should be presented according to the timeframe.

The CM further directed to take immediate steps to transfer the control of the Chashma Right Bank Canal to the irrigation department adding that the summary be given final shape quickly.

Meanwhile, the meeting was told that feasibility reports have cleared the construction of small dams in the areas of Hathi Morr, Talang Ban and Khantak/Jalebi Morr in Koh-e-Suleman. Funds will be provided immediately for these projects.

The CM directed to provide resources for the Chobara Branch phase-II adding that work should be started for the restoration of Gang Nullah under the Vohwa Development Project. The construction of the spur of Lalu Dera Shah will be started soon and the irrigation, drainage, rivers act will be presented before the cabinet for approval.

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