MULTAN - The Punjab government is going to establish a new hospital behind Fatima Jinnah Women Hospital . The project is proposed by provincial minister Haji Ehsan Udden Qureshi as he has donated a patch of land for the construction of hospital. The hospital will be constructed on 16 kanal of land and the government has given approval for this project. This land was acquired by my son on lease and I allocate this land for Shahbaz Sharif General Hospital project. This hospital will provide healthcare facilities to a large portion of Multan population, declared Haji Ehsan Udden Qureshi while talking to the journalists. He said that the citizens had to face severe hardships while taking their patients to Nishtar Hospital in emergency and a hospital was badly needed in the area. He said that some elements opposed this project of public interest but it would be accomplished at all costs. Later on, the boundary wall and main gate installed on the plot were demolished. The DCO Zahid Akhtar Zaman and other concerned officials were also present on this occasion. The DCO said on this occasion that indiscriminate operation would be launched against encroachments and illegal occupants of state lands. He directed TMO Shah Rukan-e-Alam Town to launch strict action and demolish all boundary walls erected on state lands. He asked the land grabbers to vacate the land within 24 hour or face strict action. APCA rallies: The members of All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA) brought out a protest rally against price-hike and comparatively low wages here on Monday. Dozens of clerks from all departments participated in the rally and marched between the office of the Buildings Department and Multan Press Club. Holding placards and banners inscribed with their demands, the marchers carried out non-stop sloganeering against government. Earlier, the clerical staff of all government departments observed complete pen drop strike. The clerks locked up all offices as a result of which official work got disrupted. Addressing the clerks, APCA Multan president Khalid Javed Sanghera and others said that skyrocketing prices of edibles and other daily use items crushed salaried class. It has become almost impossible for the worker class to make both ends together in their existing salaries, they added. They said that their families were starved but they could not feed them due to their poverty. They demanded of the government to announce raise in their salaries in proportion with the price hike. Otherwise APCA will be forced to give a country-wide strike call, they warned.