LAHORE - Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said the Punjab government has evolved a programme to convert 5,000 schools on solar energy.

He was presiding over a meeting which reviewed different proposals regarding installation of solar tube-wells, converting schools on solar energy and running of water filtration plants for Saaf Pani Project through solar energy.

The chief minister reiterated his government’s resolve to continue bringing in educational reforms.

German Consultant Dr Dreesmann gave a briefing to the CM about the use of solar energy. Shehbaz Sharif told the German that provision of solar tube-wells to small cultivators could leave a positive impact on agriculture.

Separately, the Chief Minister paid a surprise visit to the site of Pakistan Kidney & Liver Transplant Institute & Research Centre. During the visit, the CM inspected pile work and directed authorities concerned to ensure high quality therein and conduct more tests at the centre.

Earlier, the Chief Minister presided over a high level meeting at the site of the project of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute and Research Center in which he was briefed on the pace of the project.

He said that Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute and Research Center is a milestone with regard to provision of quality health facilities to the masses.

He said that this institute will be state of the art in the region and also result in the facility of kidney and liver transplant. He said that like other projects of Punjab, this project will also be a masterpiece of standard and transparency. He said that a separate grid station will also be set up for the project.

The Chief Minister said that provincial and federal institutions should work on this project speedily and the link roads should be of the highest standard. He said that he will review the progress on the project regularly. President of Board of Governors Dr Saeed Akhtar gave a briefing on various matters relating to the project and the future strategy.

Adviser Health Kh Salman Rafique, Chief Secretary, Chairman Planning & Development, concerned secretaries, Commissioner Lahore division, senior officials of federal institutions, MD NESPAK, President Board of Governors Pakistan Kidney & Liver Transplant Institute and Research Center Dr. Saeed Akhtar besides other concerned officials attended the meeting.