“Saaf Pani Programme” to improve public health in south Punjab

LAHORE: “Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Pani Programme” is a revolutionary project, which will improve the public health in the province, particularly in south Punjab.

This was stated by MPA Qazi Adnan Farid, a member of various standing committees, including Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Punjab Assembly, and member Board of Governors, “Saaf Pani Programme”.

Talking to reporter, he said on Saturday that the Punjab government had evolved a splendid programme worth billions of rupees for provision of clean drinking water in south Punjab.

He said that getting clean drinking water is a basic right of every citizen. “The Punjab government had recommended allocation of Rs 25 billion for the Saaf Pani Project in the 2017-18 budget,” he added.

Adnan Farid said that chlorination process at tube-wells would be a responsibility of the deputy commissioner in each district.

“A survey will also be conducted to assess the condition of water supply pipelines in the province,” he added.

He said the Punjab government had established two companies for implementation of the programme, which were supposed to deliver by taking decisions independently. Qazi Adnan said that initially the programme was being launched from south Punjab, while 116 water filtration plants had been providing clean drinking water to citizens in Bahawalpur region. Now this programme would be expanded and completed soon in all tehsils of south Punjab.