Maryam Nawaz announces ‘Sarkein Bahal, Punjab Khushhal’ programme

Lahore   -  Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif, chairing a meeting here on Monday, directed to start ‘Sarkein Bahaal Punjab Khushhal’ project for the socio-economic development of people of Punjab.

The CM said, “No road should be left broken in Punjab in 6 months.” Repair and rehabilitation of all inter and intra district roads should be completed at the earliest without compromising the quality of work, she directed. 

The Chief Minister also directed to install electric weighing machines on roads to effectively implement axle load management system to ensure durability of roads.

The CM ordered to complete the under construction road projects, and called for a report on the condition of road bridges across Punjab. She gave instructions to complete survey for the construction and rehabilitation of road bridge as soon as possible. 

The Chief Minister ordered to complete the repair and rehabilitation of more than 153 roads in Punjab besides constructing expressways on major link roads including Multan-Vehari and Chiniot- Faisalabad roads under public private partnership mode.

Earlier, Secretary Communication and Works gave a detailed briefing on the condition of roads in the province. It was briefed that the survey of 7,948km roads had been completed through Road Right App, and 2,000km of roads had been surveyed through profilometer.

Moreover, it was briefed that the condition of roads was determined through 100 fixed parameters. Former Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Member Punjab Assembly Azma Bukhari, Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D, Secretary Finance and other relevant officers were present in the meeting.

Punjab CM to launch ‘Never Again’ application on March 8

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz will launch ‘Never Again’ application on March 8, an initiative aimed at eliminating violence against women.

The application would be launched on International Women Day, official sources told APP on Monday.

It is pertinent to mention here that Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz after being elected as first women CM during her maiden speech in Punjab Assembly said that safety of women in the province was her first priority.

Maryam Nawaz asserted that she wanted to create a better, safer Punjab for women, adding that it was her responsibility to provide women with a safe and secure environment.

Maryam Nawaz said that there would be zero tolerance against women violence, adding that PML-N believed in fully empowering women so that they could play their due role in the development and prosperity of the country.

Maryam Nawaz said that various steps would be taken to strengthen and facilitate women which included training of nurses, electric bikes for women, respectable working women hostels, day care centres and ladies washrooms at workplaces, model women police stations and women desk in all police stations etc.

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