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Upgradation and construction of Lodhran Multan road continues.


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The Asain Development Bank ( ADB ) would finance $235m for the second phase of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor Development Investment Programme under which the Shikarpur-Rajanpur section of the Indus Highway would be widened to a four-lane carriageway. The section traverses Sindh and Punjab on the western side of the Indus River via Kandhkot, Kashmore and Rojhan, according to the ministry's statement.

"The dualisation of Indus Highway (N-55) will not only boost local economic activities but also promote intra [and] inter-regional trade and movement of people by improved connectivity and reduced travel time. The section will be equipped with bus shelters, trauma centers and rest areas as well as road safety facilities," the statement quoted the minister as saying.
 
Under construction 600 bed Institute of Cardiology in Dera Ghazi Khan.


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Rehabilitation & Improvement of 278 Km Minawali- Muzaffargarh Highway N-135.It is divided into 5 Packages. Tender issued to following companies
P-5 M/s KNK
P-6 M/s KNK
P-7 M/s Sachal
P-8 M/s Shahrukh & M/s AM & MJ
P-9 M/s Sachal


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Updated Status on South Punjab Secretariat Complex & Allied Works at Multan

Date of Work Awarded : 11-08-2021
(Secretariat) and 23-11-2021 (GOR)
Date of Completion: 12-11-2023
Budget Release: 1950.0 Million

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Under Construction 200 bed Institute of Cardiology in Dera Ghazi Khan....

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PM Imran announces Rs500 billion package for south Punjab

  • Says govt is taking measures to reduce inflation, create job opportunities, and strengthen the national economy
BR Web Desk
06 Mar, 2022

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced a massive Rs500 billion development package for south Punjab, Aaj News reported.

While addressing a large political gathering in Mailsi Tehsil of Vehari district in south Punjab, the premier said that his government took concrete measures to provide relief to farmers, which will pave the way for the development of the country. He said that the government was preparing a Rs132 billion subsidy package to provide cheap urea to the farmers of the country.

“I'm aware of urea crisis, [therefore], we are importing urea from China which will be here soon. We saved people from coronavirus, we are facing inflation crises, still, we tried best to save people,” PM Imran said....

He also announced to table a bill in the National Assembly for the creation of a separate province of south Punjab.

“A constitutional amendment will be presented in the National Assembly to make South Punjab a province. We will see whether PML-N and PPP will support the bill or not.”
 
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FM Qureshi presents constitutional amendment bill for creating South Punjab​

NA Speaker adds bill to agenda for Monday's NA session on Qureshi's request

News Desk
March 25, 2022

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Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday presented a constitutional amendment bill to National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser with regards to creating South Punjab as the fifth province of Pakistan by splitting the pre-existing province into two.

FM Qureshi maintained that he had presented the bill on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s order and that the establishment of South Punjab as a province was part of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s election manifesto.

At the request of Qureshi, the speaker decided to make the bill a part of the house’s agenda for Monday, March 28.

“Today we have fulfilled another promise made to the people of South Punjab”, Qureshi said.

Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri was also present at the occasion.

Earlier this week, the incumbent government circulated a summary for the cabinet’s approval to amend the Constitution in order to split the Punjab province and create a fifth province of Pakistan amid serious political crisis and questions over its majority in the National Assembly.

The South Punjab province – proposed to comprise of three divisions – will have 56 seats of the National Assembly and the new provincial assembly will have 119 seats, according to the draft bill moved to create the fifth province of Pakistan.

The Ministry of Law and Justice on Thursday circulated the Constitution Amendment Bill 2022 for the approval of the federal cabinet for the creation of a separate new province comprising Multan, Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan divisions called South Punjab, according to the cabinet’s summary.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has chosen to seek the cabinet’s nod through circulation instead of bringing the summary in the regular cabinet meeting for discussion and then approval.
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Govt to Build ‘Sora Dam’ Worth Rs. 8 Billion in South Punjab

Dera Ghazi Khan is getting a new dam worth Rs 8 Billion. Sorra dam is being built mainly to collect Rainwater in the DG Khan hill torrent area.

Its construction will begin in December this year. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has funded the project’s planning.
Sorra dam will be constructed in Sanghar town in DG khan District. The project will be very beneficial for people as it will provide employment opportunities.

It is expected to take 5 years to complete.
 
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