Development projects being audited through third party: Shahbaz
LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Monday that transparency, standard and speedy completion of development projects was the hallmark of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) government and third-party audit system had been introduced for this purpose.
Talking to a delegation of representatives of PML-N here, he said that funds were a trust of the nation and every penny of public money was being spent honestly on the welfare of the masses. He said that the government was serving the people honestly and selflessly and this process would continue in future as well.
The chief minister said that sit-ins and protests last year caused a huge loss to national economy and the process of progress and development was hindered. He said that the elements which wasted the precious time of the nation did not care about national interests or welfare of the common man. However, he said that the government had restarted the process of national development with a new determination.
Referring to the projects of development in Punjab and provision of basic amenities to the people, Shahbaz Sharif said that a culture of merit, transparency and speedy execution of development projects had been promoted in the province. He said that billions of rupees were being spent on the welfare of the people and projects aimed at provision of education, health and other basic facilities to the masses.
He also said that supply of potable water would be ensured in all tehsils of Punjab by 2017 under Saaf Pani Project and this programme had been started from South Punjab. He said that a sum of Rs 70 billion would be spent on Saaf Pani Project during next two and a half years.
The chief minister said that the aim of progress and prosperity of the country would be achieved through adopting the principle of honesty and hard work while every effort would be made for providing relief to the citizens. He said that Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Road Programme had been started for the repair and construction of all roads of rural areas and a huge sum of Rs 150 billion would be spent on this project during two and a half years.