Taxila: Minister for Revenue Malik Mohammad Anwar Khan stated on Sunday that neglected districts have been incorporated in the government’s mainstream agenda for the first time in Punjab’s history.
During a meeting of the municipal committee in Pindigheb, he conveyed similar sentiments. The purpose of the meeting was to go over the progress of the development project. Commissioner Haider Abbas, Executive Engineer (Public Health) Riaz Hussain, Sub-Divisional Officer (Highway) Mohammad Sarmad, and Assistant Director (Sports) Mohammad Imran also attended.
He said Rs. 8 billion would be spent on development projects in Attock during the current fiscal year, including the establishment of a 200-bed Mother and Child Hospital, the upgrading of the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital, the upgrading of the nursing school to college level, and many other projects.
He said that an Allama Iqbal Open University sub-campus will be established in Attock, for which property has been secured and construction will begin this fiscal year.
A sports stadium will be built in Dhok Fateh, the hockey stadium has been completed while work on the cricket stadium is in progress, he said, adding that quality of work would not be compromised. The minister issued orders to conduct a departmental inquiry into the use of substandard materials. Later, he visited the site of the under-construction sports complex in Shabazpur.