SIALKOT-Differences between local PML-N leadership and Daska Municipal Committee have cropped up on the issue of political point scoring.
Daska Municipality Chairman and 21 councilors held a Press Conference at Daska Civil Rest House and alleged that the local PML-N leadership was creating hurdles in executing the development and public schemes in Daska city.
Now, the ruling PML-N remains split in two main groups each led by MNA Sahibzada Syed Iftikharul Hassan Group and Daska Municipality Chairman Kh Atirf Raza Group.
Atif Raza told the newsmen that he and his treasury members belonged to the ruling PML-N but the local leaders including MNA Sahibzada Syed Iftikharul Hassan Shah were creating hurdles in the way of starting the several development projects in Daska city due to which the people have been suffering several civic problems.
He added that the development funds of Rs270 million have been lying unutilised at Daska Municipal Committee due to the unnecessary interference of the local PML-N leaders in Daska Municipality's affairs.
He said that these funds of Rs270 million would soon lapse if not used immediately. He said that there were mounting political differences between the leadership of Daska Municipality and PML-N Daska.
He revealed to continue Daska Municipality's fight for obtaining its basic rights and getting rid of leadership of PML-N. He ruled out any possibility of joining of any other political party and all the treasury members of Daska Municipal Committee. He said that they will stay in PML-N and would not leave it in the larger public interest.
Meanwhile, the local PML-N leaders (including MNA Sahibzada Syed Iftikharul Hassan Shah) have negated all the allegations leveled by the Chairman Daska Municipality and his companions.
UPLIFT WORK: The work on grand project of 91-km-long Sialkot-Lahore Motorway is underway at a brisk pace at four different sections near Sialkot , Sahowala, Sambrial and Daska under the joint supervision of National Highway Authority (NHA) and Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) here.
The project will be completed at a cost Rs43.85 billion, informed Punjab Local Bodies Minister Mansha Ullah Butt while talking to the newsmen after reviewing pace of construction work on the project near Sialkot here on Monday.
Briefing the provincial minister, senior officials of NHA and FWO informed that the government has spent Rs5.94 billion on the acquisition land for the project.
The officials said that the four-lane motorway would have eight interchanges, which would reduce travel distance and time between Sialkot and Lahore .
The project of Sialkot-Lahore Motorway would be completed in a stipulated period of one year.
The officials claimed that 16 percent earth levelling work and six percent infrastructure work of Sialkot-Lahore Motorway project has been completed so far.
On the occasion, the minister expressed his hope that the motorway would open up new vistas of socio-economic and human development in the entire region.
He said that the special services of the Directorate of Design and Consultancy Risalpur have been hired for ensuring quality and standards of the project.
CHEQUES DISTRIBUTED: MNA Ch Armughan Subhani distributed financial compensation cheques among ten persons whose cattle heads were killed during Indian shelling on border villages in Charwah, Harpal and Sucheetgarh sectors along the Sialkot Working Boundary.
Local MPAs - Ch Tariq Subhani, Ch Muhammad Ikram and Sialkot Deputy Commissioner Dr Farrukh Naveed also attended the cheques distribution ceremony held at Sialkot DC office.
Later, Ch Armughan Subhani also visited the Indian BSF shelling hit border villages. On the occasion, he strongly condemned the Indian shelling on civilian population in border villages. He also expressed solidarity with the locals affected by Indian shelling.