Rawalpindi-Commissioner Rawalpindi Nadeem Aslam Chaudary directed the line departments to cooperate in overcoming the hurdles in the way of timely completion of development schemes.

The schemes once completed will help in uplifting the standard of living of the people, so the pace of work on these needs to be accelerated, he said, adding that as many as 541 schemes were underway in Rawalpindi division.

Funds for these schemes have been released, so these must be completed by June 31st, he directed. Summary of the remaining schemes whose funds are still awaited should be moved and processed swiftly, he asked the relevant quarters. He said that Punjab government was striving to provide the people with better health, medical and education facilities, for which, he said, several schemes had been initiated.

He said that no delay in the approved and fully-funded schemes would be tolerated as the district government was providing assistance in this regard and solving whatsoever hindrances coming across. 

The commissioner was chairing review meeting of progress on the ongoing schemes of highways and buildings in Rawalpindi Division on Wednesday. Director Finance and Planning Noureen Bashir, Deputy Director Development Saima Ghafoor, DD Development Attock Jamal Tariq Chaudary, Syed Arshad Raza XEN highways, Shafique, SE highways, Masood Ranjha, SDO building and other officials were also present at the meeting.

While briefing the meeting about status of the ongoing schemes, Director Finance and Planning Noureen Bashir said that in highways sector, 124 schemes worth over Rs22.43 billion had been set aside out of which 31 were completed while work was under progress on 75 schemes of highway circle-I. She added that in highway circle-II, 152 schemes worth over Rs13.88 billion had been set aside out of which 27 schemes were completed whereas work was in progress on 107 schemes.