Safe City projects being launched in 6 more cities: Shehbaz Sharif

Safe City projects being launched in 6 more cities: Shehbaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif Wednesday said "Safe City" projects were being launched in six more cities of the province.

The pilot project launched in Lahore had been quite successful and now it was being expanded to Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and other cities, he said talking to a private television channel.

The chief minister said the Patwari culture had been changed in the province as now thousands of its people were taking benefit of the computerized system of land record.

The Thana culture still prevailed, which needed to be revamped, he added.

Shehbaz Sharif said the energy projects launched by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to address the electricity shortage problem were commendable.

He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) continued criticizing the Orange Line Train Project for months delaying work on it though the project was aimed at facilitating the people of the provincial caiptal.

He said hospitals were facing many problems. However, the government was making efforts to overcome them. CT scan facility would be ensured in all the 36 districts of the province.

World class laboratories had been set up to check the quality of medicines, he added.

Shehbaz said Nawaz Sharif had twice served as Punjab chief and now was the country's prime minister for the third time, but he had never made corruption of a single penny.

He said Quetta would also have metro bus service under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) while around 70,000 people would daily avail the facility in Multan, which had been completed.

The chief minister said steps were being taken to extend better health services to the people.

He said development works had been started in South Punjab also.

He congratulated Mian Amir Mehmood and his management for launching a news channel for covering the provincial matters besides development works.