Female students to be awarded double scholarship in south Punjab: CM

LAHORE:Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has said that female students will be awarded double scholarship in south Punjab.

Free solar pumps will be given to every farmer holding less than 12.5 acres of land, he added.

Addressing a public rally at Jahanian on Wednesday, the CM said that If the children do not recite Nazra and Quranic translation then they cannot become doctors and engineers.

He stated that he would visit again before elections and ask whether satisfactory public work has been done or not, adding that he would frequently visit Jahanian.

The Chief Minister announced to give ownership rights to all the 'kachi abadies' of Jahanian and disclosed that "we are upgrading Tehsil Headquarter Hospital Jahanian from 40 beds to 150 beds," adding that blood bank and labour room will also be established in the hospital. He said that Trauma Centre will be established in Jahanian and Bahauddin Zakria University Campus will be set up in Jahanian and Kacha Khoo. Girls Degree College of Jahanian will be upgraded and new children hospital will also be established in Jahanian, he said and added that the scope of speedo bus service will be enhanced upto Jahanian and Thatta Sadiq Abad. "As many as 11 BHUs of Jahanian will be provided ambulances and rescue-1122 motorbike service will be launched in Jahanian. Rs.20 crore will be allocated for the sewerage system of Thatta Sadiq Abad. 100 KM carpeted roads will be constructed in PP-210 and PP-209. 50 filtration plants will be installed in NA-147 constituency. MRI machine will be installed in the district headquarters hospital Khanewal," he said and highlighted that from where he had left the welfare work of the poor people will again be started from there.

Earlier, CM Parvez Elahi laid the foundation stone of the construction and extension of road from bridge 114-10/R Multan Vehari Road to bridge 132-10/R Multan Dunyapur Road. The total cost on the construction will amount to Rs.71.40 crore on the 15 KM long road and lacs of residents will be given transportation facilitation with the construction of this road. The transportation of vegetables from the fields to the market will be facilitated. The farmers will especially be facilitated to transport fruits and vegetables to the market.

MPA Faisal Niazi, PTI leader Syed Fakhar Imam, Nawabzada Abdul Razzaq Khan Niazi, Provincial Advisor Ayaz Khan Niazi, Khalid Javed Waraich and other addressed the public rally.

Malik Amir Dogar, Syed Abbas Ali Shah, Ali Khan Niazi, Malik Ibrahim Maitla, Ikramul Ghani, other office-bearers of PML-Q and PTI were present on the occasion.