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Faisalabad master plan clears first hurdle

A high-level meeting chaired by Faisalabad Commissioner Zahid Hussain on Saturday approved the Faisalabad Master Plan 2021- 41.

The approval was given after divisional and district administrations held detailed consultations.

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Earlier, the divisional commissioner briefed the meeting on the draft master plan prepared by Usmani and Company. He told the meeting that some recommendations of lawmakers have been incorporated in the plan, which was submitted to the Punjab government for final approval.

He said that the plan once implemented would ensure sustainable development in the city.

Deputy Commissioner Ali Shahzad, Faisalabad Development Authority Director General Rizwan Nazeer and other officers were also present.

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Lawmakers, including State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib, Mian Khayal Ahmad Kastro, Muhammad Ajmal Cheema, Standing Committee for Finance Chairman Faiz Ullah Kamooka, Chaudhry Ali Akhtar, Shakil Shahid and Waris Aziz, also participated in the meeting.

Separately, the first of its kind civil defense firefighting training camp was set up in Faisalabad at the Government Post Graduate Islamia College.

Deputy Commissioner Ali Shehzad was the chief guest on the occasion. Additional Deputy Commissioner General Qaiser Abbas Rind, Civil Defense Officer Rana Muhammad Abbas, LPG Industries Association of Pakistan founding chairman Irfan Khokhar, shopkeepers, civil defense, Rescue 1122 personnel were also present.

The deputy commissioner distributed certificates among LPG shopkeepers, who attended the training session.

The deputy commissioner also gave away a cheque of Rs200,000 to a shopkeeper for his daughter’s wedding. The funds were arranged by the LPG Industries Association of Pakistan.

Speaking on the occasion, the deputy commissioner said, “Today is an important day in the history of the district when all shopkeepers and officials of the LPG association reaffirmed their commitment to following safety measures.”



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