CHINIOT Until February 2009, Chiniot District was part of Jhang District in the former Faisalabad Division. Chiniot forms a very important part of the historic area of Jhang District, the history of which goes back into antiquity. It is said that Alexander of Macedonia passed through the district while going back to Greece. But the first glimpse of this district appeared in 'Tuzk-e-Babari' written by Zaheerudin Babar, the founder of the Mughal dynasty in India, in the year 1526. CE Chiniot was known for its master crafted furniture, not only in Pakistan, but all over the world. On 2 February 2009, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif formally approved the creation of Chiniot as the 36th district of Punjab province. Calls for Chiniot to be made a district date back to 2005, when a movement was launched to elevate the former tehsil to district level. Since its creation, it is agonizing to note that almost all its mega projects have not been touched so far. As for as the district complex is concerned, the land for it has not been finalised but the authorities concerned are ignoring such land and are interested in the purchase of land. Shamlat at Jhumra Road is lying vacant but the authorities are ignoring this land, saying: It is not enough for the district complex. They argue that all the offices should be within one boundary. Their logic is not much convincing and the authorities are ignoring the free of cost land. They want to purchase the land costing Rs240 million. This piece of land is lying near the Shamlat, which is on the other side of the road. Besides this land on Jhumra Road, there are Shamlats at other roads also. The residents called upon the Chief Justice to take notice of this matter and save such a big amount of the nation. The Chiniot district needs higher allocation of funds for the fact that it is the last one district of the province and in this sense it is a new district. It needs many offices of various departments to be built but it is not worth emulation to say that the amount allocated for this district is meager than its requirements. The MPAs of this district have miserably failed to convince the CM that Chiniot district needs bigger funds than that allocated in the present budget. The amount allocated for district Chiniot is Rs1.63 billion for year 2011-2012. It is very small amount keeping in view its requirements. The amount allocated for other districts are much bigger. The allocation for district Jhang is Rs4.6 billion in the present budget although it is an old district and does not need new buildings for offices. Besides this the allocation of funds for Nankana District is Rs2.67 billion, though it is a smaller district to Chiniot. The CM should consider the case and make good of it at the earliest.