Govt taking practical measures to provide best transport facilities to ICT residents: PM

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says the government is taking practical measures to provide the best infrastructure and transport facilities to the residents of Islamabad.

Chairing a meeting in Islamabad today to review the ongoing development projects in the federal capital, he directed to ensure world-class civic facilities to the residents of Islamabad and expedite the development projects, keeping in view that no compromise will be made on transparency and standard.

The Prime Minister declared that overseas Pakistanis were our valuable asset and their welfare was a priority of the government.

The meeting was briefed that residential units equipped with modern facilities are being constructed for overseas Pakistanis in the federal capital. It was told that housing schemes for overseas Pakistanis had been initiated and they could enjoy a 15 percent concession on full payment.

It was also apprised that 45 commercial plots were available for auction at the prime locations of Islamabad.

The meeting was further informed that the 10 billion rupees package for the development of rural areas of the Islamabad Capital Territory was being implemented. It said that 160 more electric buses would be plied on different routes to improve the transport system in Islamabad.

Thirty electric buses will reach Islamabad by mid-June this year.

Besides, the meeting was updated that a short-term Solid Waste Management Plan is being started next month. It was told that an international tender had already been floated for the project.

The Prime Minister, on the occasion, instructed that a comprehensive solid waste management plan for Islamabad should be presented before the federal cabinet for approval.

Source: Radio Pakistan