Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif approved Rs12billion for Rural Sanitation and Development Program today.

The minister said that this project will bring positive change in the villages across the Punjab province.

Addressing a session at CM House via video link, Shehbaz Sharif said that cleanliness and development project will be launched at union council level and directed the local bodies representatives to identify schemes.

He said that work will be started in villages to ensure cleanliness, continuing that this step will authorize local body governments and will also improve hygienic situation in the province.

"Will clean the rural sector just like urban areas," he added.