Fruit, vegetable market approved for Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has accorded approval to set up separate fruit and vegetable markets for the Rawalpindi district. These markets would be completed within five to eight months, in collaboration with the Agriculture Department. The district management would acquire land in Rawat for this purpose. The chief minister’s approval for the fruit and vegetable market has sent a wave of jubilation among the traders doing business in fruit and vegetables and they have have welcomed this announcement by the government. The Punjab CM gave this approval during his recent visit to Rawalpindi. DCO Sajid Zafar informed the chief minister that the city had no vegetable and fruit market of its own, therefore the district administration had to face difficulties in fixing the prices of the vegetables and fruits. Shahbaz, with extending assurance for the provision of funds, issued directives to set up the fruit and vegetable market in the city.Railway stations to have water filtration plants: The Pakistan Railways has undertaken the project of installing water filtration plants at the Rawalpindi and Chaklala Railway Stations, and railway colonies to provide clean drinking water to the passengers and residents. Work has been started to install 30 filtration plants and filter coolers. This way, the passengers and residents of the railway colonies would be able to get potable water for drinking purpose. Two large sized filtration plants have been installed in the locoshed Colony and Westridge Railway Colony. More than 3,000 railway employees and their families would benefit from these plants.Project for door-to-door lifting of garbage launched: The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has launched a project for lifting garbage from door-to-door through in the cantt areas. The project is being started from the areas of Westridge and later its scope would be extended to the other areas of cantt. Rawalpindi Cantonment Board Chief Executive Officer Fahim Zafar Khan said that a tracker system has been installed on the garbage lifting vehicles so that the location of the vehicles could be ascertained. He said that the water supply system is also being computerised to address the water supply related problems the citizens are facing. Two mobile dispensaries established for IDPs: The Pakistan Baitul Mal (PBM) has established two mobile dispensaries for providing medical facilities to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in camps situated in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa, PBM Managing Director Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh said on Saturday. While talking to the media personnel, he said that a team of four doctors, and a paramedical staff had been assigned to take care of the displaced people. The displaced children are also being administered with anti-polio vaccine, he added. The teams are providing medical facilities to almost 300 displaced persons on daily basis. The orphan children are also being registered in the PBM’s relief camp, established earlier to facilitate the internally displaced persons (IDPs), he noted.

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