ISLAMABAD (Online)- The federal government has decided to cancel the project of establishing clinics in seven major cities to the tune of Rs4 billion. The project was named as 'Presidential Urban Clinic' started by the former government with the estimated cost of Rs4 billion in seven major cities of the country, including Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Lahore, Quetta, Karachi and Peshawar. But former government failed to carry out work on this project. However, the Ministry of Finance has rejected to release funds for the said project. Former State Minister for Finance, Umar Ayub Khan had announced establishing 815 urban clinic centres with the state-of-the-art facilities in order to reduce people rush in hospitals. These urban clinics were planned to open in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Lahore, Quetta, Karachi and Peshawar. But former government failed to carry out work on this project. Sources described that incumbent government has also decided to end the project. Programme Manager, National Nutrition Program, Dr Zahid Larak told this agency that the project was very important project and people would be greatly facilitated from it.  in terms of medical treatment once the project executed. "The PC-1 for the project worth of Rs4 billion had also been approved. In view of this approval, we also sought feasibility reports from the provinces. However, neither the Finance Ministry released the funds nor Planning Commission has given us the permission to open account in this connection," he added. He maintained that implementation of the programme would provide employment opportunities to more than 1630 doctors, 160 lady health workers, 1630 dispensers and same number of security guards.