LAHORE - Chief Minister Punjab Sahbaz Sharif has said that Punjab government will construct a fully equipped cardiac hospital in Quetta for its Balochi brethren while training of medical staff will also be arranged. He was presiding over a high level meeting held in connection with establishment of cardiology hospital in Quetta. Chairman Planning and Development, Secretary Health, Secretary Finance, Secretary Communication and Works, Prof Dr Sheharyar, Dr Jawad Sajid Khan, Dr Muhammad Azhar, Managing Director Nespak and Chief Architect also attended the meeting. The CM said that a model hospital for the treatment of cardiac diseases will be set up in Quetta on the pattern of Punjab Institute of Cardiology and funds for this purpose as well as trained staff will also be provided. He said that this 100-bed hospital would be a gift of people of Punjab for their Balochi brethren. He further said that Punjab government has already announced establishment of a college in Quetta, which will be equipped with latest academic facilities for the benefit of Balochi students. He also issued instructions for formation of a special team comprising Chairman P and D, Secretary Health, Secretary C&W and a heart specialist to visit Quetta next week and hold meeting with concerned authorities for the establishment of the hospital. Measures underway to improve efficiency of Wasa Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has said that in order to provide healthy atmosphere to the citizens, solid measures are being taken for further improvement in the efficiency of the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) and negotiations are being held with the French government for technical assistance in this regard. He was addressing a meeting for reviewing performance of the Wasa here on Tuesday. Chairman Planning and Development, Secretary Housing, Commissioner and District Coordination Officer, Lahore, Director General Parks and Horticulture Authority, Chairman Task Force on Horticulture Mustafa Kamal, Managing Director Solid Waste Management, Managing Director Wasa as well as Vice President of Violia France were also present. The chief minister said that performance of Wasa had been unsatisfactory. He directed that Wasa's performance be considered in detail and recommendations be formulated for removing flaws in the system. He said that measures would be taken on the pattern of Lahore for improving performance of Wasa in Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and other cities. He said that waste management and capacity building of Wasa is the responsibility of the government, however, this programme will be completely outsourced. He also issued instructions for short and mid-term planning for improving efficiency of Wasa. He said that in the first phase Wasa would be activated while in the second phase its scope will be expanded. Secretary Housing gave a briefing about Wasa while representative of Violia France gave various proposals for improving its efficiency.