RAWALPINDI – The Punjab government would soon launch projects to solve the problems of water shortage in summer in the city areas of Rawalpindi.The projects launched by federal government had failed owing to which the water project in the province was also shut.Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif stated this in response to media queries after formally inaugurating the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC) here on Monday.He said that his government would launch an effective scheme to cater to the needs of clean drinking water in Rawalpindi. He added that the complaints of water shortage in Rawalpindi were much higher than the other cities of the province particularly in the summer season. The federal government did nothing for the betterment of people of Pakistan except gifting them hunger and water shortage, he added.Responding to a question about the PML-N sit-in at Islamabad, Shehbaz Sharif said that PML-N was with Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Responding to yet another question about the speculations that the keys of dissolution of assemblies were in his hands, Shahbaz said, “Yes I have the keys in my hands but I will not tell anybody. I will use them whenever I want.”He was accompanied by Secretary Health Punjab Arif Nadeem, former Secretary Health Fawad Hassan Fawad, Advisor to CM on Health Khawaja Salman Raffique, MNA Hanif Abbasi, RIC Medical Superintendent (MS), Head of Liver Department Holy Family Hospital (HFH) Dr Umer and many others.The CM arrived at 4:00pm, hours late after the scheduled time, creating anxiety among the people. The extraordinary security measures, taken by law enforcement agencies on the arrival of CM, triggered massive gridlock in the city, as tens of thousands of vehicles stuck in almost all the areas of the city. Earlier, he said that RIC was built at a cost of Rs 2.905 billions at Rawal Road. The Chief Executive of the Cardiology Hospital Maj General (retd) Azhar Kiani was competent heart surgeon and would run the institute perfectly. He said that the heart patients from all over the province including Hazra, Khyber Pakhtonkhwa, Gilgit Biltistan, Azad and Jammu Kashmir, Hazara and other areas could avail free of cost health facilities in this 272 bedded cardiology institute, which was equipped with all modern medical facilities and machines. The staff comprising doctors, nurses and para medical staff were highly educated and experienced, he told.He said that in single day 10 operations of heart patients could be conducted in the institute which was also equipped with Cardiac Surgery, Angiography machines and number of operation theatres. This institute has been prepared catering the needs of the heart patients. CM Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif, after, visited various wards of RIC and inquired about the health of patients admitted in the hospital. He consoled them and prayed for their early recovery. He also issued directions to the doctors and nurses besides paramedical staff for providing adequate health facilities to the patents.