Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital in Swat must be completed at earliest: Finance Minister

Islamabad, March 16, 2014 (PPI-OT): Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital (NSKH) in Swat must be completed at the earliest and both construction work and purchase of quality equipment will be made with honesty and due process.

This was decided in a meeting of Punjab Hospitals Trust to review construction of NSKH at Swat chaired by Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, at Islamabad on Sunday. Finance Minister, who is also President of the Trust, said that the state-of-the-art NSKH was a splendid gift for the people of Swat. Appreciating project stakeholders, he said NSKH Swat was a welfare project and the people donating generously to the hospital were doing a great public service.

The Federal Finance Minister directed the quarters concerned to complete the project by end May, 2014. The hospital is being constructed by funds raised from philanthropists of the country. He also urged all the officials concerned to overcome hurdles and to expedite the pace of work for execution of the project on time.

The Technical and Finance Committee of the project briefed the participants on progress of construction of the project. The meeting reviewed expenditure incurred on the hospital so far, procurement of equipment and appointment of staff and expressed its satisfaction.

The meeting was also attended by Irfan Elahi, Chairman P and D Punjab, FBR Chairman, Mr. Tariq Bajwa, representatives of Punjab Finance Department, Consultants, Contractors as well as other senior officials of Punjab and KP Governments and Finance Division.

For more information, Contact:
Director General (Media)
Naveed Iqbal
Ministry of finance
Government of Pakistan
Room # 514, Block-’Q', Finance Division,
Pak. Sectt. Islamabad
Phone: 92 51 9206382, 9211707
E-mail: naveed.iqbal377@gmail.com

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