PM directs closer Federal, Provincial coordination to implement SDGs

Source:  Samaa Published in Politics on Wednesday, February 08, 2017

LAHORE: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said the Federal and Provincial governments need to work hand-in-hand on matching grant basis to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as improving the living standards of the people of Pakistan was his mission.

He was presiding over a meeting which reviewed progress on Prime Minister’s Sustainable Goals Development Programme here at the Governor House.

The sectoral SDG programme includes electrification schemes, rehabilitation of electricity distribution infrastructure, gas and natural resources, new schools and up-gradation of existing schools.

It also includes provision of facilities, construction of Basic Health Units and Regional Health Centres, up-gradation of existing health facilities, construction and rehabilitation of Farm to Market roads.

Prime Minister was briefed on the progress on different development projects under the programme.

Prime Minister Sharif said implementation of Sustainable Development Goals would have a positive trickle-down effect on the common masses and improve the standard of living of the citizens.

The Prime Minister while calling for effective coordination for implementation of the SDG Programme, lauded the excellent work undertaken by Chief Minister Punjab in leading development initiatives. He said efficient progress on projects and ensuring transparency needs to be appreciated.

The meeting was attended by Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana, Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N central leader Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, Federal Ministers Ishaq Dar, Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Shahid Khaqan Abbas, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Ahsan Iqbal, Sheikh Aftab, Senator Saud Majeed.

Other participants included Political Secretary to PM Asif Kermani, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan, provincial minister Malik Nadeem Kamran, PML-N Lahore President Pervaiz Malik, Lord Mayor Lahore Mubashir Javaid and Chief Secretary Capt (Retd) Zahid. –APP

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