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April 13, 2019

Rawalpindi gets another girls college


April 13, 2019

Rawalpindi : Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar laid the foundation stone of reconstruction project of Government Postgraduate College for Women, Railway Station Road in Rawalpindi on Friday. Federal ministers Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, Amir Mehmood Kiyani, provincial ministers Raja Basharat, Samiullah Chaudhary, Hafiz Mumtaz Ahmad, Raja Rashid Hafeez, Raja Yasir Humayun, assembly members Ch. Adnan, Ammar Siddique and others attended the ceremony.

Addressing the ceremony, the chief minister said that the journey of public service has started and it will be continued.

The chief minister also announced different projects for Rawalpindi to the tune of billions of rupees including up-gradation of Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology to the status of a cardiac and vascular diseases centre. The work on kidney hospital will be resumed as well. “It was difficult to set up another women university in Rawalpindi as Fatima Jinnah University is already functioning here. But, I announce the setting up of another women university in Rawalpindi and it would be the unique city where two women universities will exist. Setting up of another women university in Rawalpindi was a difficult task but its lawyer is Sheikh Rasheed who can never lose the case,” he added.

He said that problems arise due to Nullah Lai in Rawalpindi during the rainy season and traffic problems along with drainage of water also arise. “I am of the opinion that Leh Expressway project is of utmost importance in this regard. We will initiate this 23-km long Lai Expressway project with a cost of Rs70 billion and it will be completed through the public-private partnership,” he announced.

The chief minister also announced that the Rawalpindi Ring Road Project will be started soon. “This project, which will be completed with an amount of Rs50 million, will transform the future of the city. I also visited Rawalpindi a few days ago and reviewed the public problems while moving on the road. Due to the steps taken by the PTI government, the difference will be eliminated between Rawalpindi and Islamabad and Pindiites will enjoy the same facilities which are enjoyed by Islooiites. I want to see Rawalpindi as a more developed and prosperous city of the country,” he added.

Talking about the new local bodies system, the chief minister said that powers will be devolved at the grassroots under this system in the real sense. “The draft act of new local bodies system has been prepared which will be got approved from the assembly during its next session,” he added. Usman Buzdar said that 22 thousand village councils will be constituted in rural areas to solve public problems and funds, to the tune of more than Rs40 billion, will be spent on public welfare through these councils. Similarly, 182 municipal committees will be formulated in cities. In this system, people will be fully empowered, he added.

The chief minister said that Rawalpindi city will be beautified through PHA and the proper system of solid waste management and the people will perceive difference within one month.

Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said that Usman Buzdar is the first public chief minister which travels through the train.

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