District coordination committee approves 431 projects worth Rs6.7bn

Package includes strategies for school, higher education, local govt, community development, water supply and more

A District Coordination Committee meeting was held under the chairmanship of Member National Assembly Sheikh Khurram Shehzad in the committee room of the DC Office.

Members of Assembly Raja Riaz Ahmed, Malik Umar Farooq, Chaudhry Ali Akhtar, Latif Nazar, Shakeel Shahid and Firdous Rai also attended the meeting. Deputy Commissioner Ali Shehzad briefed about the details of District Development Package Phase II. The committee members included Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Sher Afgan Cheema, DG FDA Dr Faisal Azeem and DG PHA Asma Ijaz. Development Rana Tahir, MD Wasa Jabbar Anwar and officers of other concerned departments were also in attendance.

The meeting was informed that under the District Development Package Phase II, 431 schemes proposed by the members of the Assembly had been sent to the provincial authorities for approval. The meeting was further informed that the package included strategies for school education, higher education, local government and community development, water supply, urban development, roads, primary and secondary health and buildings.

The parliamentarians urged that departmental matters should be expedited for speedy commencement of projects, and all possible assistance would be extended in this regard. They said that development through implementing a package of Rs6.7 billion would observe districts’ progress in every field. The deputy commissioner said that growth in every community sector was at the forefront of priorities.

The consultation and assistance of the members of the assembly were also given priority. Shehzad said that under District Development Package Phase II, funds of Rs390 million were being provided to the members of the assembly for development projects, and the selection of schemes by them was a link in this regard.