The local health department has received machinery for burn unit while steps are being taken to make Kidney Centre operational in the current month, disclosed Zahid Saleem Gondal, District Coordination Officer.

Talking to the journalists here on Saturday, he added that the staff had also been appointed at the burn unit. He said that the Chief Minister would visit Multan in February under new schedule and inaugurate a number of projects including Kidney Centre, Burn Unit, Multan Tea House, Children Complex extension project and Multan Metro.

He said that the work speed on development projects had been doubled to offer relief to citizens. “A flower show will also be organised as soon as the weather turns pleasant,” he disclosed. He said that the Chief Minister Punjab had released funds worth billions to make Multan developed. He said that the construction of Multan Tea House was in final stages and the poets, authors and thinkers would turn it into a hub of intellectuals.

Meanwhile, the district administration has displayed banners in different parts of the city to create awareness among masses on terrorism and suspicious activities. Besides the message, the banners bear a number (1717) and the citizens can pass on information to the security agencies regarding any suspicious person or activity by dialling it. The DCO Zahid Saleem Gondal said that the district administration was determined to protect the lives and property of the citizens as all out steps were being adopted for this purpose. He asked the citizens to cooperate with the district administration for the maintenance of peace.

SIT-IN THREATENED: The Hydro Workers Union has threatened to stage a sit-in outside Parliament from Wednesday against proposed privatization of distribution companies. The union sources disclosed on Saturday that the secretary general of the Hydro Union had asked all the CBA representatives and Hydro Union office bearers to reach Islamabad for this purpose. Sources claimed that the WAPDA workers from all the four provinces would participate in the protest. “If the government declined to hold a meaningful dialogue, we’ll go on strike for an indefinite period and suspend power supply across the country,” union sources warned.