LAHORE, May 21 (APP):Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Tuesday announced a two-month remission in the sentences of prisoners on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr during his visit to District Jail Sargodha.

He also announced a number of development projects for Sargodha.

After reaching Sargodha, the Chief Minister immediately visited the Ramazan bazaar set up at Company Bagh and checked the rates and quality of food items. He inspected different stalls and directed the administration to set up additional stall for the provision of fruits and vegetables. He also inspected the free medical camp as well.

Provincial Ministers Taimoor Khan Bhatti, Ansar Majeed Khan, Ghulam Bibi Bharwana MNA, Musarat Cheema MPA, Chairperson Child Protection & Welfare Bureau Sara Ahmed, Commissioner and RPO Sargodha were also present on the occasion.

During his visit to District Jail Sargodha, the Chief Minister announced two months remission in the sentences of prisoners across the province on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

He inquired the prisoners about their problems and also inspected jail dispensary and hospital ward and directed to provide best treatment facilities outside the jail for seriously ill patients.

He visited the barracks of juvenile offenders and directed for reinvestigation of the murder case of a juvenile offender. He also directed to provide TV to juveniles. He also inspected the kitchen and directed to improve the cleanliness arrangements.

Later, the Chief Minister met with the assembly members, PTI office-bearers and other delegations at Circuit House. Aamir Cheema MNA, MPAs and Provincial Ministers Ansar Majeed Niazi, Taimoor Khan Bhatti were also present on the occasion.

The Chief Minister announced different development schemes and provision of development funds on the demand of elected representatives besides announcing to provide additional funds for repair and maintenance of Lahore-Sargodha Road, Lahore-Sahiwal Road and Jhang Road.

Approval for the recruitment of drivers and acquiring of necessary machinery for Sargodha Municipal Corporation was also granted and the Chief Minister said that more development funds would be provided for Ring Road Project in Sargodha. Similarly, roads would be repaired and Public Park will be constructed on an area of 250-kanal, he added.

He also directed to appoint BOD members of PHA Sargodha and Sargodha Development Authority besides giving in-principle approval of setting up trauma center. New roads, hospitals and educational institutions would be constructed in Sargodha, he added.

The Chief Minister also visited Sargodha city to monitor the cleanliness situation and directed to further improve the situation of cleanliness and told that waste management company would be established for Sargodha and other adjoining cities.

The Chief Minister also visited Chiniot where he inspected Ramazan bazaar and inquired the citizens for improving the facilities in the bazaar. He said that no compromise would be made on the standard of food items.

The CM said, “Action is continued against the hoarders of sugar and wheat and provision of sugar and flour will be ensured on the fixed rates.” He also distributed cloth bags among the citizens for raising awareness about the ban of plastic bags.

Later, the Chief Minister met with assembly members, district PTI president and other office-bearers.
Talking to them, Usman Buzdar said that pace of development work would be further accelerated in Chiniot and more welfare schemes will be started in consultation with the assembly members.

He announced to provide funds for the repair and maintenance of Chiniot, Sargodha-Faisalabad Roads and added that more funds would also be provided for Chiniot-Pindi Bhattian road. He announced to expand the DHQ Hospital Chiniot and said that 100 beds capacity would be increased in this hospital.

Similarly, Usman Buzdar, necessary machinery would be provided for the establishment of a dialysis center in Lalian along with the provision of funds for providing the latest medical facilities in THQ hospital Bhawana. Completion of the sewerage scheme and recruitment of janitorial staff for Bhawana would be made soon.

On the occasion, provincial ministers, assembly members and PTI office-bearers presented different proposals and recommendations to the Chief Minister.