Islamabad: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Saturday said that the governments in the past spent people s money on building their properties and did not spend it on the masses.
He said at the groundbreaking ceremony of the 10th Avenue in Islamabad on Saturday that the project will cost more than 10 billion rupees to complete and that the project will begin within a few days.
The Minister stated that the project will be completed within 18 months. There are three requirements for completing the project on time. The National Logistics Center (NLC) will start work at the three points of the IJP Highway, Srinagar Highway and the project center at the same time.
Asad Umar emphasized that the I-9 and I-10 areas are the most crowded areas and there is no way of their own. Asad Umar said that when the project is completed, the IJP arterial road and Margalla Avenue to Sangjani will also compete.
“Government in collaboration with Pakistan Council of Research and Water Resoures (PCRWR) installed 100 new tube-wells in Capital Development Authority (CDA) sectors and 50 tube-wells in other housing sectors of the city,” he said.
He said: “The government also brought two new big projects in health, one in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and other in sector G-11 that is Polyclinic extension, adding that from January next year, every citizen of Islamabad and Rawalpindi would get the Sehat Insaaf Card under which they could avail medical treatments worth of up to Rs 1 million in one year.”
The minister went on to say that the current government was spending money on the people as compared to the previous governments, which always increased their properties adding that the way of progress was continued and we are fulfilling our promises.
Asad Umar said that in Islamabad and Punjab we introduced local government system.