Strict action ordered against illegal housing societies: Secretary Housing

MULTAN   -  Secretary Housing South Punjab, Liaqat Ali Chatha said that strict action will be taken against the illegal housing schemes and ordered for preparation of lists about illegal housing schemes.

Secretary Housing South Punjab Liaqat Ali Chatha expressed these views during his visit to Tawakal Town housing scheme here on Saturday. Secretary Housing said that the government was striving to provide relief to the masses. He said that there were lack of facilities at private housing societies which irked the citizens. Director General MDA Agha Muhammad Ali Abbas said that strict action would be taken against such societies and relief to be given to complainants.

Malik for strict monitoring of projects

Provincial Minister for Energy Dr Akhtar Malik stressed upon the need of strict monitoring of development projects in order to ensure best quality material in the projects for public facilitation.

Presiding over a meeting of district coordination committee here on Saturday, Dr Akhtar Malik directed officers to inform concerned parliamentarian before started any development project. He said that there would be no compromise on quality of material and strict action would be taken against contractor if found involved in using sub-standard material.  He urged officers concerned to provide agenda of meeting  to parliamentarians before the meeting. 

He directed district administration to remove encroachment from the vegetable market and remove dumping point of waste from back side of the market. 

The provincial minister directed MWMC to lift waste from temporary dumping points of the city on daily basis by keeping in the view the expected visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. 

He said that district administration and parliamentarians would jointly decide about development package of the city. Speaking on the occasion, State Minister Malik Aamir Dogar said that the government has entered into the second phase of development and slow pace in completion of development schemes would not be tolerated. He said that the coordination committee should also resolve public issues of parliamentarians.  He directed parks and horticulture authority (PHA) to provide alternate place to Masjid situated at Nawan Shehr Chowk. He said that the road from Faiz-e-Aam Chowk to Nawabpur would be expended for public facilitation.

Dogar directed district administration to prepare plan for construction of laboratory about environmental pollution in the city. He lauded deputy commissioner (DC) Aamir Khattak for shifting wagon stands from Dera Adda Chowk to general bus stand. Member National Assembly (MNA) Ahmed Hassan Dehar urged administration to construct service road with Northern Bypass road and also sought funds for construction of Suraj Miani road. It was also decided in the meeting the a special committee would be formed for monitoring of development projects in which MNAs, MPAs and assistant commissioners would be the members. Talking in the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Aamir Khattak said that funs of Rs 1.66 billion has been released for project of Nishtar Phase II out of which Rs 1.11 billion has been spent on the project so far. He said that Rs 900 million out of Rs 95 million has been spent on different development schemes of roads under annual development program.  He said that illegal construction would be demolished in the city.

Regional peace correlates with independence of Kashmir

Chairman Parks and Horticultural Authority (PHA) Ejaz Hussain Janjoa on Saturday said dream of peace and prosperity in the region would remain unfulfilled without resolving Kashmir dispute.

Talking to media, he said that observing Kashmir Day was aimed at to remind Modi-led Indian government that the Kashmiris would never back down from their right of independence. He said February 5 would be observed as Kashmir Day until the valley took liberation from illegal and unfair occupation of the Indian forces. Ejaz said Kashmiris were fighting against injustice, oppression and genocide being carried out openly by the Indian forces in IIOJ&K. The day holds significance as it give a clear message to India and the world community that Kashmiris were not alone in their fight against freedom, he concluded. He called upon the international community to play its due role in ending the brutalities, violation of human rights and the reign of terror unleashed by Indian forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

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