MULTAN    -   A review meet­ing was held at Additional Chief Secretary South Punjab office regard­ing the prog­ress on Annual Development Program of South Punjab.

All the administrative secre­taries and additional secretar­ies of South Punjab attended the meeting.

Chairman Planning and Devel­opment (P&D) Abdullah Sumbal chaired the meeting through a video link from Lahore.

Abdullah Sumbal directed the officials to speed up the work on the projects and sent monthly report about the funds spent on the projects. He said that the punjab government has linked the performance of the officials with the completion of the de­velopment projects so the uplift projects be closely monitored.

Chairman further said that the P&D department will check the progress of the development projects on every fortnight next.

He said that the completion of the development projects within the given time period was target of Punjab government.

While briefing the meeting, it was informed that work was underway at 49 projects in ag­riculture sector, 49 fisheries, 16 forests, five wildlife, 51 higher education and 55 projects in Irrigation department in South Punjab. Similarly, work was in progress on 263 projects of Local Government,21 Live­stock and 69 projects of P&D department. The meeting was informed that work was contin­ued on 171 projects of Health Department, 188 Public Build­ings, 503 roads, 39 School Edu­cation, 85 Urban Development and 174 projects of Water Sup­ply and Sanitation.He expressed satisfaction on spending of funds released for projects.

Secretary Board of Revenue, Secretary Forestry and Secre­tary Health South Punjab par­ticipated in the meeting from Multan. Secretary Services, Sec­retary Livestock and Secretary Local Government participated in the meeting through video link from Bahawalpur Secre­tariat. Additional Secretaries of Education, Irrigation and Hous­ing Department were also pres­ent in the meeting.

300 WOMEN GET RATION, SANITARY KITS IN FLOOD HIT RAJANPUR, DG KHAN

Pakistan Human Development Foundation (PHDF) has distrib­uted ration bags and sanitary kits among 300 flood hit women in Taunsa Sharif tahsil of district Dera Ghazi Khan and Fazalpur city of district Rajanpur. 

PHDF Program officer Samia Faiz told APP that their team members present in flood affect­ed areas give them information regarding needs of the people and then the relief items are dis­patched to these areas.

She said that the sanitary kits included body lotion, shampoo and other items while ration packs also included packed milk and feeders for children.

She said that 120 men were also residing in the camps where PHDF distributed relief items.

MOTORWAY POLICE 

CONTINUES CRACKDOWN AGAINST VEHICLES WITHOUT EMERGENCY GATES

National Highways and Motor­way Police (NH&MP) M-4 contin­ued its crackdown against public transport vehicles without emer­gency gates. According to de­tails, crackdown was underway against such vehicles at Beat No 22 M-4 Motorway, as per Inspec­tor General Khalid Mahmood’s vision ‘No More Violations.’

Beat Commander Muhammad Hasan Bhatti said that public transport vehicle couldn’t be allowed without an emergency gate to ensure the safety of citi­zens. Strict legal action was be­ing taken against the violators so that citizens could be saved from irreparable loss in case of emergency on motorways.

He said that over speeding in public transport was main cause of accidents and added that the national highways would be made safer for public by prevent­ing such incidents. The passen­gers were urged to dial motorway police helpline 130 in case of any assistance during travel.