Punjab Chief Minister holds meeting to review Progress on Annual Development Program

Lahore, October 26, 2017 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that Annual Development Program (ADP) of the provincial government is reflective of development and prosperity of the people as public welfare has been given special importance in development schemes. He said that implementation of the development program worth Rs. 635 billion will further expedite the development process in the province and added that composite development of the less- developed areas is included in our priorities. That is why, record funds have been allocated for the prosperity of the Southern Punjab, he added.

He said this while addressing a meeting through video link, here today. The meeting reviewed progress on the Annual Development Program and various initiatives of public importance. Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that main objective of development schemes is to bring qualitative improvement in the lives of the people. In this regard, special focus is given to the development of the social sector. He said under the Pakian Sarkan—Sukhay Painday Program, a network of carpeted roads has been spread in the rural areas.

This mega program has revolutionized the rural economy with the construction and rehabilitation of different roads situated in rural areas. Due to it, the rural lifestyle has also been transformed, he added. He said that resources worth billions of rupees have been saved due to timely, transparent and qualitative completion of development schemes. Timely utilization of funds, not only helps in completion of projects according to the schedule but also provides an opportunity to the people to fully benefit from these schemes.

The resources are a sacred trust of the people and therefore, every penny is being utilized on the projects of public interest with utmost honesty. The Chief Minister directed that timely utilization of resources be ensured under the ADP and on-going as well as new schemes be completed within the given schedule. Similarly, continued monitoring of the projects along with their timely completion be ensured as well. Chairman P and D gave a briefing about the implementation of the ADP. Provincial Ministers Malik Nadeem Kamran, Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, Hamza Shehbaz Sharif MNA, Chief Secretary, secretaries of line departments and high officials attended the meeting through the video link.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
21-Mahmood Ghaznavi Road (Abbot Road), Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2
Fax: +92-42-99201371-2
E-mail: info@dgpr.punjab.gov.pk
Website: www.dgpr.punjab.gov.pk

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