Lahore:Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has announced status of Tehsil for Raiwind and said that it will result in availability of latest facilities to the residents whereas the pace of development would also accelerate in the area.
The Chief Minister made this announcement at his Tent Office, while addressing a large number of citizens of Raiwind as well as office-bearers and workers of Pakistan Muslim League-N, today. The Chief Minister also heard problems of the people of the area and ordered redressal of their grievances on priority basis. Provincial Minister Ch. Abdul Ghafoor, Member Assembly Mian Marghoob Ahmed, Hafiz Nauman, Kh. Imran Nazir, Ch. Shahbaz, Commissioner Lahore Division, Secretaries of different departments, District Coordination Officer Lahore, Director General PHA and other concerned officers were also present. Addressing the Raiwind citizens, the Chief Minister said that Model Bazaar of Raiwind would be completed till Eid, which will be inaugurated by him. He also ordered immediate closure of illegal private market in the area. He directed that feasibility of constructing underpass for the facility of the citizens, near Basti Aminpura should be reviewed, and a report be submitted to him at the earliest. Upon the complaint of the citizens, the Chief Minister directed Secretary Irrigation to take effective steps to put an end to water theft for which the Secretary should himself visit the canal. Chief Minister also directed Commissioner Lahore to acquire land for a graveyard besides constructing boundary wall around the old graveyard. He also ordered construction of sports and cricket grounds to promote sports in the area, for which the DG PHA ought to initiate speedy construction work in this regard. Upon the complaints of the citizens, the Chief Minister ordered shifting of bus stand, outside Raiwind, and said that traffic system in the Raiwind city, especially near the Tableeghi Markaz should be further streamlined. Taking strict notice of complaints of Raiwind residents regarding water supply and sewerage scheme, constructed at a cost of Rs.260 million, Chief Minister ordered immediate inquiry into the matter, and assured that the responsible elements would be brought to book, after an independent investigation. On the demand of the citizens, the Chief Minister directed Lahore Transport Company to start operating air-conditioned buses in Raiwind, within seven days.