Shahbaz launches probe into ‘poor’ Murree works

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken strict notice of sub-standard and poor construction work of parks in Murree and issued instructions for conducting an inquiry.He has also formed a committee headed by Director General Parks and Horticulture Authority Punjab, Abdul Jabbar Shaheen for the purpose with instructions to submit its report within seven days.The Chief Minister issued these instructions after visiting Resource Centre and Bagh-e-Shaheedan in Murree on Sunday. He expressed his dissatisfaction over the improvement and construction work of parks and ordered suspension of SHO Murree for failure to arrest and take prompt action against the contractor of PIA Park Murree despite registration of FIR.The Chief Minister said that his instructions for not stopping traffic during VVIP movement in Murree were very clear which should be implemented strictly and the flow of traffic should be maintained to save tourists from problems.He directed administration and police officers to evolve a comprehensive security and traffic plan so that the visitors to Murree should not face any inconvenience during the season. The Chief Minister also issued instructions to municipal administration Murree to ensure cleanliness in the hill town besides disposal of waste water and solid waste.

He said that district administration and departments concerned should also provide necessary logistic support for this purposes.The Chief Minister further directed authorities concerned to submit proposals for landscaping, improvement of parks and other schemes for the beautification of Murree and maintaining its natural beauty.Meanwhile, CM Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has strongly condemned the bomb blast at Gaddafi Police Check Post Multan and said that terrorists wanted to destroy peace in the society but the patriotic people will foil their cowardly acts.In a press statement, the Chief Minister said that the terrorists playing with the lives of innocent people had no relation to Islam or humanity. He said that security forces were countering terrorism by sacrificing their lives and the nation was proud of such valiant Jawans as are fighting the menace of terrorism. – Nation