LAHORE, Oct 31 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Monday said that Punjab government had evolved an excellent programme at a cost of billions of rupees for the provision of clean drinking water to people.
He expressed these remarks while presiding over a meeting which reviewed progress on different matters of Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Pani Programme.
Addressing the meeting, the CM said that potable water would be made available to the people during next one and half years. He said that Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Pani Programme was a splendid project of public welfare, which directly linked to the human health as polluted water became a source of spreading diseases.
The Punjab government would protect the people against the diseases by ensuring provision of clean drinking water through implementation of Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Pani Programme, he added.
Shehbaz Sharif said that resources were a trust of the nation and Saaf Pani Programme was a project of spending resources on the people. He said that clean drinking water was basic right of every citizen which would be ensured to the people.
The Chief Minister expressed strong displeasure over non-implementation of some matters of the programme despite clear instructions and reprimanded officials concerned on showing laxity in implementation of the decisions.
He directed to constitute a committee, which would fix the responsible of the negligence in this regard.
Shehbaz Sharif said that there was no justification of negligence and laxity in implementation of the decisions taken during the meeting. He lamented that negligence was displayed in the implementation of the decisions regarding an important public welfare project.
He directed to ensure implementation in letter and spirit on the decisions taken during the meeting and added that he would not tolerate such negligence in future.
The Chief Minister directed to take immediate steps for the capacity building of Punjab Saaf Pani Company and said that this project would have to be forwarded without wasting time.
Chairman Punjab Saaf Pani Company South MPA Muhammad Kashif
Padhiar, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Chairman
Planning & Development, Chief Executive Office Punjab Saaf Pani
Company, German Consultants and concerned officials attended the
meeting whereas Provincial Minister for Housing Tanvir Aslam Malik participated the meeting through video link from Chakwal.