LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that implementation of Saaf Pani Project has been started in South Punjab and billions of rupees will be spent on this project during next two and a half years.

The chief minister expressed these views while addressing a meeting at Civil Secretariat through video link yesterday, which reviewed progress on Saaf Pani Project.

The chief minister said that rural population of more than Rs40 million would benefit from this project. He said that billions of rupees were misappropriated during dictatorial era in the name of supply of drinking water and installation of water filtration plants whereas Saaf Pani Project would be an example of quality and transparency like other projects of the Punjab government.

Shahbaz Sharif said that availability of potable water is the basic right of every citizen. He said that supply of potable water is an important step in the provision of healthy facilities to the citizens and it will also help control the diseases spread by unhygienic water.

Meanwhile, Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting which reviewed various matters regarding Greater Iqbal project. The chief minister said that Pakistan was achieved after supreme sacrifices under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam and the Park as such would depict history of movement for Independence.

“It is a national responsibility to apprise the youth of the sacrifices of the national heroes during struggle for independence and Greater Iqbal Project is of vital importance in this regard,” he added.

Shahbaz Sharif said that under this project, a history museum would also be set up regarding Pakistan Movement while a gallery for national heroes would also be established where their pictures would be displayed.

He said that special programmes will be arranged for highlighting the aims and objectives of Pakistan Movement. He said that storyteller bench will also be a part of Greater Iqbal Project.

The chief minister directed that setting up of audio-video center with regard to struggle for creation of Pakistan should also be considered and final recommendations be presented after completing planning for this purpose.

TRANSPARENCY: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Punjab government is strictly pursuing the policy of transparency in development projects. He said that corruption-free culture has been promoted in the province.

He expressed these views while talking to Members National and Provincial Assembly of various districts, yesterday.

He said that the development projects completed with high standard, transparency and fast speed are unprecedented. The chief minister said that no one can level allegation of corruption of even a single penny against us.

He said that people are benefiting from completion of mega projects. He vowed that the journey of public service and development will continue under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He asked assembly members to utilize all their energies for serving the people and resolving their problems.