Provision of basic facilities to people tops development agenda: Prime Minister Gilani


Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that provision of basic facilities to the people at their doorsteps is at the top of Government’s development agenda for the coming fiscal year. In coordination with the provincial governments, the Government, he added would pursue the development programme vigorously to provide maximum relief to the people at large.

The Prime Minister was talking to Federal Minister for Communication, Dr. Arbab Alamgir Khan and MNA, Dr. Asma Arbab Alamgir who called on him at PM’s House here this morning.

The Prime Minister said while highlighting the importance of provision of health facilities to the people that though the subject under the 18th Constitutional Amendment is proposed to be transferred to Provinces, yet the Federal Government would provide every possible assistance in this regard. He maintained that under-developed and far flung areas would be targeted in a sustained programme being prepared in consultation with the elected representatives. He mentioned that coming year’s PSDP projects are focused on maximum public utility schemes.

With particular reference to the construction of Children Hospital Complex and Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Hospital in Peshawar, the Prime Minister said that necessary directives have been issued for fast tracking the process.

The Minister for Communication apprised the Prime Minister about various proposals for the establishment of Children Hospital Complex and Benazir Bhutto Hospital in Peshawar. He thanked the Prime Minister for his personal interest for supporting different development projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Dr. Arbab Alamgir also briefed the Prime Minister about various projects undertaken by the Ministry of Communication, particularly the National Highway Authority.

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