PKR 4bn approved for South Punjab Secretariat.

Bahawalpur: Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar recently approved a summary related to the construction projects of South Punjab Secretariat and Government Officers Residence located at Bahawalpur and Multan.

The estimated cost for the project is 4 billion rupees which would be included in the 2020 annual development program.

The summary for approval of the project was deposited to CM Usman Buzdar by his principal secretary Iftikhar Ali Sahoo. After the proposal was approved by the CM, it was forwarded to the chief secretary and additional secretary for further process.

As per CM’s approval, the development scheme of SP (South Punjab) secretariat and Government Officers Residences would be carried out through IDAP (Infrastructure Development Authority of Punjab).

Summary content includes that SP secretary is supposed to be constructed in both Bahawalpur and Multan with large numbers or desired departments which are as follow:

  • Department of Planning and Development
  • Health
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Police
  • Irrigation
  • Communication and work
  • Housing
  • Agriculture
  • Local government

All of the departments mentioned above would be working under the supervision of the secretary. Moreover, independent offices for the directorate and regional offices would also be constructed under respective departments

It was mentioned in the summary that all of the departments are in need of offices for their functionality, delivering services, and the residential needs of the officers and staff services at the secretariat. But, at the moment, no such facility was available in the existing set-up at Bahawalpur and Multan which forced on the need of establishing such offices, building, and residential areas. For the construction of the above-mentioned places, the suitable places are been looked onto and are about to be transferred to the SP secretariat in the near future.