Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said clean drinking water would be provided to over 15 million people of the province by end of next month.
He was addressing a ceremony organised to inaugurate 10 clean drinking water projects for more than 16 rural areas, including ‘Balkasar and Thoha Bahadur’ in Chakwal on Saturday.
“We are trying to provide clean drinking water to the people in urban and rural areas of Punjab with no discrimination,” he added.
The governor said that Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority was formed after significant efforts. Prime Minister Imran Khan, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar and the bureaucracy and all other stakeholders were on the same page to provide clean drinking water to people in all areas of the province and across Punjab, 1500 projects of Punjab Water Supply Authority were being expedited and all these projects would be completed by December, 2021.
The governor said that 100 percent transparency was being ensured in all the projects of Punjab Water Supply Authority and that was why NGOs working for clean drinking water were also cooperating with the authority and it would also launch projects to provide clean drinking water to eight million more people of Punjab in collaboration with the NGOs.
Speaking on the occasion, PTI’s MPA Sardar Aftab Akbar said that clean drinking water was a big problem in Chakwal district, but now, the Aab-e-Pak Authority had started resolving this issue.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 21st, 2021.