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The Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting, here on Friday, which decided to construct small dams for the storage of water in DG Khan and Fort Munro. The meeting reviewed in detail development schemes pertaining to the southern Punjab districts. The meeting was given a briefing about public welfare projects and new schemes.

Addressing the meeting, the CM said that these water reservoirs would also be utilized for providing clean drinking water to the local community. He said that lining of Maneka Canal should be done on priority basis along-with plantation of trees on the adjacent land as well as a separate sewerage facility.

The CM said that machinery will be provided for improving solid waste management system in southern Punjab and added that immediate steps be taken to improve the condition of parks. "No compromise will be made on public welfare schemes and development schemes should be completed according to their given schedule," he said, adding: "Strict monitoring of development schemes will be continued."

The chief minister directed that 18 rest houses of Fort Munro should be properly renovated adding that this famous hill resort will be made the best tourist-spot having online booking facility.

Secretaries of irrigation, housing, sports and tourism and local bodies departments and others attended the meeting.

Moreover, on the directions of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, the Punjab government has decided to issue 'Sehat Insaf Cards' to the provincial government employees. This card would help in providing treatment facility to the government employees up to Rs 725,000. The chief minister Usman Buzdar has condoled the death of Malik Asad Khan, son of former governor West Pakistan late Malik Ameer Muhammad Khan.

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