Funds approved but not released for Wazirabad hospital: Pervaiz

By: News Desk      Published: 04:38 PM, 22 Dec, 2020
Funds approved but not released for Wazirabad hospital: Pervaiz

Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Tuesday said the funds approved for Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology had not been released for the last six months, complicating the situation at the health facility, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

What was the benefit of a budget which kept moving from one committee to another, Pervaiz questioned as he was presiding over the Punjab Assembly session.

He noted that all the administrative affairs were facing a delay due to non-availability of funds for the project which had also been praised by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

But it is not just the administrative affairs as, the speaker said 200 cardiac patients had been awaiting surgery as there were no funds.  

According to the PML-Q leader, he had also raised the issue with Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar but to no avail. “What the government is doing. Why the budget passed by the assembly is not being released,” he asked.

The assembly should be shut if the decisions made by the House were not accepted, Pervaiz remarked while expressing his anguish.

He declared the Finance Committee of Development as the biggest hurdle in the PTI government executing the project and later forwarded the issue to the Special Committee 12 for further action.