BAHAWALPUR-All available resources will be utilized for timely completion of a 10km-long ring road project worth Rs2 billion for the provision of modern transport facilities in Bahawalpur City.

Commissioner Bahawalpur Division Saqib Zafar stated during an address to a meeting held to review the ongoing development projects in the city here the other day.

The participants of the meeting were briefed about the requisite cost amounting to Rs2 billion for the completion of 10km-long ring road project in the city. They were told that first phase of the project was 2km-long and would cost Rs200 million. It would be completed by June 30. The participants were apprised of the sewerage lines being constructed along the ring road. They were also briefed about necessary development work to make the sewerage lines functional. The commissioner directed the officials concerned to ensure completion of first phase of ring road within 30 days.

Joint efforts stressed to defeat polio

NOORPUR THAL-Protecting children from polio is a joint responsibility of both the government and parents, Assistant Commissioner Ch Sarwar Gujjar said.

He expressed these remarks after the inauguration of an anti-polio drive here the other day.

He said that if a child could not get polio drops for any reason, parents should take him to the nearest health centre for the administration of anti-polio vaccine. He said that anti-polio vaccine was safer than any other vaccine to protect children from falling victim to polio disease. "So, parents should get their children vaccinated without any fear," he pointed out.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy District Health Officer Dr Malik Tauqeer Ahmed Qaiser Borana said that anti-polio teams comprising two members would go door-to-door in every union council for the administration of anti-polio drops to the children under five years of age across the tehsil.

Ramazan plan reviewed

GUJRANWALA-Establishment of Ramazan bazaars is a special initiative of the Punjab chief minister as it aims at providing relief to lower income people. "All the departments concerned should complete necessary arrangements to set up Ramazan Bazaars before the start of the holy month."

These views were expressed by Gujranwala Deputy Commissioner Captain (r Muhammad Waqas during a meeting held to review the arrangements for the establishment of Ramazan Bazaars in the district here the other day.

ADCG Zahid Ikram, Assistant Commissioners (City) Rao Sohail Akhtar (Sadar) Rana Muhammad Jamil and officers of the departments concerned attended the meeting.

It was told in the meeting that a total of 16 Ramzan Bazaars would be set up at different localities throughout the district. The deputy commissioner said that the quality of foodstuffs at Ramazan Bazaars would not be compromised. He directed the officers concerned to make all possible efforts for the provision of standard food items in the bazaars.

Meanwhile, teams of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested five human traffickers during raids in Gujrat, Phalia and Gujranwala.

FIA Deputy Director Mufakhir Adeel told the media that suspects including Zulifqar Ali, Mushtaq Ahmed, Ilyas, Sohail Riaz and Khalid were involved in sending people abroad illegally.