475 dysfunctional water filtration plants to be fixed

Caretaker CM Naqvi announces laptops for talented students of Gilgit-Baltistan

In compliance with the orders of the caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi, the government has compiled a list of 475 non-functional water filtration plants in both government and private sectors across various districts of the province.

The objective is to revive these plants within the next 15 days and ensure the supply of clean drinking water to the people. As per the provincial government’s spokesman Amir Mir, the caretaker CM has instructed that the closed water filtration plants be repaired and re-functionalized promptly to provide clean drinking water to four million people. This restoration project will not be financed by the government, as it will be carried out from May 05 to 20 in collaboration with philanthropists, and the private sector will also be responsible for their maintenance.

Amir Mir emphasized that this effort will prevent waterborne diseases, adding that the caretaker CM has given the concerned deputy commissioners a 15-day deadline to repair all damaged water filtration plants to ensure that the provision of clean drinking water is not disrupted. Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah paid a visit to caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi today at the Chief Minister’s office to discuss matters of mutual interest and promote cooperation in various fields. Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi announced to give laptops to the talented students of Gilgit-Baltistan on the occasion of his meeting with Governor Gilgit-Baltistan.

The laptops will help the students of Gilgit-Baltistan in their educational activities and research according to modern technology. The Punjab Government will continue its role in the construction and development of Gilgit-Baltistan. Governor Gilgit-Baltistan welcomed the announcement of providing laptops to students and thanked caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi. Governor Gilgit-Baltistan invited Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi to visit Gilgit-Baltistan.

Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi visited the families of Ghulam Miran and the missing youths in Chowk Baba Azam Achhra today. He expressed his heartfelt condolences to the heirs of the deceased youth Ghulam Miran and inquired about the well-being of the injured Muhammad Fahad. The CM directed the authorities to provide the best treatment to the injured and ordered a team of divers from Rescue 1122 to be dispatched to the accident site immediately.

Mohsin Naqvi also consoled the bereaved families and prayed to Allah Almighty to give them courage, hoping for the safe return of the missing youth. It may be added that eight members of a family including Ghulam Miran, Walid Ibrar, Hasan Safdar, Bilal Maqbool, Azhar Ashraf, Rahim Khan, Raheel, and Shahnawaz Maqsood drowned in the river when their jeep plunged into it. The body of Ghulam Miran is recovered and the search for the missing youth is ongoing, while Muhammad Fahad, Moin, and Hasnain Shehzad are receiving medical treatment. Commissioner and DC Lahore, along with CCPO Lahore and other officials, were also present during the CM’s visit.