Pakistan

Slow completion of uplift projects draws PM’s ire

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has warned Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited and WAPDA officials for completing all the development schemes initiated under his MDGs Community Development Programs or face action.

The warning came after Incharge Prime Minister’s Public Affairs and Grievances Wing Sh Aftab Ahmed made a countrywide tour to monitor development schemes pertaining to SNGPL and Wapda under PM directives.

According to the letters available with ARY News, the minister held meetings with divisional commissioners and noticed that despite 100 per cent release of funds, the progress by the executing agencies on the development schemes was not encouraging and satisfactory.

Following report from the minister concerned, the PM Nawaz Sharif has shown his deep concern over the slow pace of implementation/completion of development schemes.

The PM secretariat wrote separate letters to the the Ministry of Petroleum and SNGPL and directed them for issuing directions without any delay to the executing agencies for completing the schemes before the close of current financial year 2015-16.

He further directed that no fund should be allowed to lapse and action should be initiated against the delinquent officers.

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