MABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to provide gas and electricity in 'kutchi abadies' of Islamabad.
While addressing a gathering after inaugurating a Sewerage Treatment Plant here at Sector I-9, Gilani directed the civic agency to step up efforts for providing 'best possible' facilities to the residents of the Federal Capital, including recreational facilities for all age groups.
He directed the CDA to look after both the posh and slum areas of the city.
He directed the Authority for providing the basic facilities of gas and electricity in kutchi abadies in the city.
Gilani also asked CDA to increase the number of residential units in Islamabad, adding that the construction activities benefited 42 other industries in the country.
He said that under his initiative, one million houses would be constructed across the country to meet the shortage of housing units.
The prime minister asked the party workers to act in a disciplined and responsible way to give an impression that PPP was a moderate and progressive party having a vision.
He said under the directives of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, he was responsible to look after the party discipline.
Scores of PPP workers chanted slogans against Chairman CDA Tariq Mehmood Khan, demanding his removal from the position, soon after the prime minister came to the dice for his speech.
In his speech, Gilani turned down their demands, saying chairman Capital Development Authority couldn't be removed through slogans, rather, he said, his job depended on his performance.
He asked the party workers to utilise proper channels and forums for raising their demands.
"We will honour those bureaucrats who can perform and those who can't would be relieved," the PM added.
The sewerage treatment plant has been set up with a total cost amounting to Rs 2.72 billion having a foreign component of French soft loan of 19.8 million euros.
The plant has a capacity of treating 17 million gallon sewage per day and would cater to the needs of 25 existing sectors of the city.
However, presently the plant is receiving only 6 million gallons sewage per day due to the poor pipeline network in the city.