LAHORE - The Punjab Cabinet has taken important decisions over the ongoing projects of the former PML N government in the province.
Punjab cabinet has decided to continue those projects of previous government which are viable and serve the public interests, including the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI).
The PTI government does not want to waste the public money and would use it for the benefit of the masses, said Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hasan Chohan while briefing journalist about the decisions of the Punjab Cabinet at a press conference.
The information minister said the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Usman Buzdar reviewed the implementation of PTI government’s 100-day agenda and pointed out that several projects and the departments created by the previous government had become white elephant.
The cabinet constituted several committees to review and assess the performance of different departments and projects of the previous government to make required changes to make them beneficial. The cabinet constituted a steering committee headed by Senior Minister Aleem Khan to monitor the implementation of the 100-day agenda and also constituted sub-committees on 15 projects.
The cabinet meeting which continued for nearly six hours supported Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative of launching dams fund, and observed that construction of new dams were crucial.
The chief minister and all Punjab ministers decided to donate one-month salary to the PM’s Dam Fund, expressing hope that government officials and general public would also take PM’s appeal seriously.
The CM directed the committees to regularly monitor the implementation of the 100-day agenda. He also decided to take all stake holders into confidence while formulating policies and recommendations regarding the respective departments and ministries.
The cabinet said the previous government mercilessly plundered the public money during the last 10 years, taking arbitrary decisions like kings and monarchs.
The CM was informed that Rs 2 billion per month subsidy was being given to three metro bus projects in Punjab, which proved a white elephant, putting a huge burden on the public exchequer.