ISLAMABAD: During an interaction with Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, PM Imran Khan on Thursday affirmed his government’s commitment to prioritising the completion of people-oriented projects such as health, education, low-cost housing, social projects and clean water.
Governor Sarwar briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan about the development and other issues of the province. He also detailed his recent meetings and conversations with British leaders and Pakistani diaspora during his tour to the UK.
Meanwhile, AJK Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi held a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan at his office at PM House on Thursday and discussed with him the AJK affairs in detail.
Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan Niazi discussed with him projects related to tourism promotion and conducting local government elections in AJK during the current year.
He congratulated the Ministry of Communication and National Highway Authority for saving public money through transparency and digitisation and achieving a 138 per cent reduction in the cost of constructing a four-lane highway as compared to the previous PML-N government.
In a Twitter post, the PM also mentioned a 125pc increase in revenue as well as the fact that encroachments had been removed from land worth Rs5.18 billion.
All this [was achieved] despite global price hikes and inflation, he remarked.
In a separate meeting, PM Khan called for the swift completion of the government’s flagship urban development projects, including the Ravi Urban Development Authority and the Central Business District, Walton in Lahore and the Nullah Lai Expressway in Rawalpindi.
During the meeting, the PM was told that the business district proposed to generate revenue through the auction of seven mix-use commercial plots in downtown Lahore; the construction of Burj Al-Jinnah, Pakistan’s tallest skyscraper; the construction of two premium residential towers and a 500-bed hospital at Bab-i-Pakistan; the construction of CBD Square and Walton Road Flyover, and the construction of an aviation museum at Walton Airport.
Moreover, it was told that developmental work was in top gear on Ravi River Waterfront Development, establishment of Industrial Estate; and the development of Saphire Bay and Ravi Chahar Bagh Society.