CM for provinces consent to build KBD

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Kalabagh Dam should be constructed with the consent of all the provinces.

According to a handout, he was talking to the media after addressing the inaugural ceremony of the campaign “Helmet for All” on The Mall here on Thursday.

Shahbaz said construction of dams was essential for strengthening economy and PML-N’s stance on the issue was clear that the consensus among the four provinces regarding the Kalabagh Dam was vital. He hoped a consensus would be created on the issue among the provinces. He said the PML-N had always abided by decisions of the courts. He said the Punjab government was launching a programme of giving free helmets to the deserving youth throughout province and in the first phase, 20,000 helmets would be provided on merit.

Addressing the opening of the campaign, he said the policy of distributing helmets would be given a final shape within few days and this programme would be implemented in phases.

The chief minister said in addition to helmets, the government would also give solar lamps to the male and female students of the schools under “Ujala Programme.” He disclosed that an agreement with the Chinese company for provision of solar lamps had been made and the company, besides supplying solar lamps, would also provide 10,000 solar lamps free of cost to the Punjab government which cost about Rs120 million. He said that launching of the campaign of provision of helmets to the youth was a praiseworthy step of Ch Sarwar.

Land record: Shahbaz Sharif has said that as a result of computerisation of land record in the province, no one will be able to exploit the people in obtaining the “Fard” of their property and they will also get rid of land mafia.

He was presiding over a meeting on the Land Record Management Information System here on Thursday. Shahbaz said computerisation of land record was being carried out expeditiously in 22 districts of the province.

The chief minister said 26 service centres have had been made operational while the process of data entry in other 12 districts would soon be started.