QEUTTA: Baluchistan caretaker Chief Minister Nawab Ghaus Bakhsh Barozai while according approval of a comprehensive project for beautification of Quetta City and its development has directed for immediate implementation. All agencies would implement this project jointly to be supervised by Chief Minister personally.
A high level meeting was held here Saturday to review problems of Quetta and their solution as well as its development.
Balochistan Chief Secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad, Additional Chief Secretary Development Aslam Shakir Baloch, Secretaries of Finance, Communications, Local Government, Urban Development, Environment, Transport, Chairman BDA, DC Quetta, Administrator QMC, Traffic police and other concerned attended.
Chief Minister described present situation of Quetta city as grave and termed immediate steps for its improvement as inevitable. According approval of a comprehensive project in this connection he directed for immediate implementation.
He said Quetta City is our face. And its beauty and cleanliness is responsibility of us all. He said influential people trample laws challenging writ of the government. Violating building code, construct buildings of their choice. Terming this as very painful situation he directed concerned quarters to ensure implementation of rules and regulations. Poor man who is in trouble, tolerate his calling name but end influence of powerful people. Law is equal for all. Officers have to work for people’s development and not for privileged class. He aid owing to weakness of officer’s writ of the government is challenged. If such elements are dealt with iron hands no one would dare to challenge writ of the government. Resources are for people which if put for the welfare and progress of people and merit is ensured several problems would end automatically.
He said setting up of caretaker government is continuation of democratic process and being caretaker chief minister he would exercise his authority and mandate with full power.
He said we make our homes beautiful then we should also make our city beautiful. He said during previous local body system Nazmeen took comprehensive measures for development of their cities but it is regretted to say that no change was seen during that period in Quetta.
He said if people are satisfied and happy with development measures this means success of Government, Bureaucracy and system but if people are angry this means performance of government functionaries is not satisfactory.
Officers are not servants of privileged people but of people and government. They should set their priorities afresh. We have to think of our city, province country and people and not of person and additional efforts are needed for their development.
Nawab Barozai made it clear that so long he was in his office he would ensure work from officers and departments.
He directed resolving financial problems of WASA and directed MD WASA for ensuring supply of water to all area of Quetta city on equal basis.
Meeting was briefed on progress of repair and building of roads and sewerage of flood water.
Chief Minister directed for completing this project by May 31, 2013 at every cost.
Meeting held threadbare discussion of problems confronting Quetta city, provision of better facilities to the people and overall development of the city. Concerned departments put forth suggestion in this regards.
Chief Secretary said it is regretted to say that none took Quetta as his own city and city of historic importance known as Little Paris is confronted with multifarious problems. Carelessness and non interest of concerned quarters in administrative matters is definite reason behind this.
He put forth suggestion for restoration of beauty of Quetta and development which was agreed and its supervision would be made by Chief Minister himself. Meeting would be held in this regard every week and efforts would be made this project is completed during caretaker government period.