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Kachhi Canal Extension Being Carried Out With Cumulative Cost Of Rs 19.504 Bln

ISLAMABAD, Jul 6 (Muzaffargarh.City – 6th Jul, 2021 ) :The extension of Kachhi Canal is being carried out through three different contracts with cumulative cost of Rs.19.504 billion.

Sources told APP on Tuesday that the extension works as per schedule would be completed by August 2022.

Under the extension works, existing main canal would be further extended by another 40 kilometers. In addition, 32-Km long water distribution system would also be constructed in the command area to irrigate another 30,000 acres of land in Dera Bugti district of Balochistan.

They said Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) had already commenced construction work on the extension of Kachhi Canal, following award of the contract and mobilization of the contractors to the sites.

It is pertinent to mention here that WAPDA has already constructed 363-Km main canal and 81-Km long allied water distribution system to irrigate 72,000 acres of land.

The canal, with discharge capacity of 6000 cusecs, that takes off from Taunsa Barrage in Muzaffargarh district of Punjab, enters Balochistan in Dera Bugti district.

Kachhi Canal is a vital project to alleviate poverty and eradicate extremism in remote and backward areas of Balochistan by developing irrigated agriculture and agro-based economy in the province.

It is a good omen for Balochistan that the land being cultivated in Sui and adjacent areas of Dera Bugti district through existing Kachhi Canal has brought in a phenomenal change in the livelihood of the locals.

 

 

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WAPDA Begins Construction On Kachhi Canal Extension

MIRPUR (Muzaffargarh.City – 24th Jun, 2021 ) : Jun 24 (APP):The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has commenced construction work on the extension of Kachhi Canal following award of the contract and mobilization of the contractors to the sites.

“The extension of Kachhi Canal is being carried out through three different contracts with the cost of Rs 19.504 billion”, media wing of WAPDA told APP on Thursday.

Under the works, existing main canal will be further extended by another 40 kilometers (Km). In addition, 32-Km long water distribution system will also be constructed in the command area to irrigate another 30,000 acres of land in Dera Bugti district of Balochistan. The extension works are scheduled to be completed by August 2022.

WAPDA has already constructed 363-Km main canal and 81-Km long allied water distribution system to irrigate 72,000 acres of land. The canal, with discharge capacity of 6000 cusecs, that takes off from Taunsa Barrage in Muzaffargarh district of Punjab, enters Balochistan in Dera Bugti district.

Kachhi Canal is a vital project to alleviate poverty in remote and backward areas of Balochistan by developing irrigated agriculture and agro-based economy in the province. It is a good omen for Balochistan that the land being cultivated in Sui and adjacent areas of Dera Bugti district through existing Kachhi Canal has brought in a phenomenal change in the livelihood of the locals.

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WAPDA Commences Construction On Kachhi Canal Extension

ISLAMABAD, (Muzaffargarh.City – 24th Jun, 2021 ) :The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has commenced construction work on the extension of Kachhi Canal following award of the contract and mobilization of the contractors to the sites.

The extension of Kachhi Canal is being carried out through three different contracts with cumulative cost of Rs.19.504 billion.

Under the works, existing main canal will be further extended by another 40 kilometers (Km). In addition, 32-Km long water distribution system will also be constructed in the command area to irrigate another 30,000 acres of land in Dera Bugti district of Balochistan. The extension works are scheduled to be completed by August 2022.

WAPDA has already constructed 363-Km main canal and 81-Km long allied water distribution system to irrigate 72,000 acres of land.

The canal, with discharge capacity of 6000 cusecs, that takes off from Taunsa Barrage in Muzaffargarh district of Punjab, enters Balochistan in Dera Bugti district.

Kachhi Canal is a vital project to alleviate poverty and eradicate extremism in remote and backward areas of Balochistan by developing irrigated agriculture and agro-based economy in the province.

It is a good omen for Balochistan that the land being cultivated in Sui and adjacent areas of Dera Bugti district through existing Kachhi Canal has brought in a phenomenal change in the livelihood of the locals.

 

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District Package For Layyah To Ensure Composite Development: CM

LAHORE, (Muzaffargarh.City – 26th May, 2021 ) :Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said the district development package worth Rs13.80 billion had been designed for Layyah to ensure composite development including a mother & child hospital at a cost of Rs 5.73 billion.

He was addressing the ceremony held in connection with the launch of universal health coverage programme and other development schemes in Layyah.

He said the PTI government, led by PM Imran Khan, has launched universal health insurance programme from Layyah on Wednesday as it was commenced from seven districts of DG Khan and Sahiwal division to provide free treatment facilities to 4.8 million families comprising more than 11.5 million persons, says a handout.

Every family will be entitled to free treatment up to Rs7.25 lac annually. It is an avant-garde initiative with no resemblance to giving free treatment facility to every citizen. PM Imran Khan has also laid the foundation stone of mother & child hospital costing Rs5.73 billion in Layyah.

The CM said under Naya Punjab basic health unit solarisation program, 36 BHUs were being converted to solar energy in Layyah. Meanwhile, two development schemes have been inaugurated including Layyah city’s beautification and road infrastructure project costing Rs300 million and construction of 28 kilometre long roads under Naya Pakistan Manzalain Asaan Programme which has been completed with Rs382 million, he said.

Similarly, the foundation stone of three projects costing 1.5 billion has also been laid. Rs670 million will be spent on the dualization of Layyah-Chowk Azam road while Rs590 million have been approved for 10 development schemes in Layyah, he added.

The CM said Rs 400 million were spent on the repair of farm to market roads adding that Layyah will be brought at par with big cities to remove people’s deprivations.

Currently, 910 development schemes were underway with an amount of Rs21 billion, the CM added and announced to elevate Bahauddin Zakariya University Bahadar Campus to the level of a university. The higher education department has been directed about the University of Layyah Act and Rs300 million will be provided as well.

The CM also announced a boys degree college at Amiruddin Wala and six girls colleges estimating Rs750 million. Similarly, 367 Layyah schools will be upgraded and six development schemes will be completed with Rs770 million, he said.

Five health projects will be completed with Rs390 million and a trauma centre will also be constructed at THQ Chowk Azam. A dental ward will be built at DHQ hospital Layyah and a children’s ward will be established at THQ Kehrore Pakka, he added.

The BHUs of Warrah Saharan and Bhagal will be upgraded, he further said.

The CM announced the establishment of five rescue 1122 centres at Chowk Azam, Fatehpur, Kot Sultan, 82 Morr and Dhori Adda with Rs99million. Meanwhile, Rs200 million will be spent on Layyah city’s beautification schemes and insaf sports fields will be developed in Layyah city, Kehrore Lal Essan, Jumman Shah and Chobara with Rs26 million he added. The Layyah jeep rally will be made a sports Calendar event to encourage local tourism and Rs30 million were allocated for the safari, he added.

The CM announced that 200 kilometres long 12 roads development project will be completed with Rs2.72 billion including a 30-kilometre long Layyah-Kehrore road.

He appealed to the PM to direct NHA for the dualization of the Mianwali-Muzaffargarh road. 204-kilometre long Layyah-Shorkot-Chichawatni road will be built with ADP’s assistance and work will be started from next financial year with a cost of Rs29 billion, the CM said.

The CM expressed the satisfaction that the PTI government has resumed work on the greater Thal canal project lying pending for 13 years and Rs1.5 billion have been transferred to the collector’s account for land acquisition. This will irrigate 17.34 lac acre land in Khushab, Layyah, Bhakkar, Jhang and Muzaffargarh, he said.

The 72-kilometre long canal system from Chobara Branch will irrigate 2.94 lac acre land, he added. Meanwhile, arazi centres were being set up at 23 Qanoongoi levels in Layyah. The 20-acre land was earmarked for Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme in Layyah and the balloting process has been completed, he further said.

The CM said a 100-megawatt solar power project will soon start working in Chobara to include 188 million units in the national grid. Its rate will be 3.7 cent per Dollar which was minimum in the solar sector, he said. Along with it, the CM added that south Punjab’s biggest industrial estate will be established in Chobara tehsil.

He appreciated setting up of south Punjab secretariat adding that the number of departments were being increased. The Foundation stone of the new south Punjab secretariat building has been laid in Multan while the foundation stone of the south Punjab secretariat building will also be laid in Bahawalpur soon. It was important to note that a 33 per cent budget has been provided to south Punjab. South Punjab has started its journey towards development and we will achieve the destination, concluded the CM.

 

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Survey Report Sent To Punjab Detailing 37 Historical, Scenic Sites In DG Khan Division

MULTAN, (Muzaffargarh.City – 19th Apr, 2021 ) :Tourism Development Corporation Punjab (TDCP) has sent a report to Punjab government regarding 37 historical, religious and scenic sites including 12 new tourist sites in Dera Ghazi Khan division that would be uploaded on TDCP website for easy access to information for tourists’ facilitation. The report was based on a detailed survey conducted by TDCP information center in DG Khan headed by its In Charge Sheikh Ijaz. The monuments this report encompasses included the fifteenth century mausoleum of Ghazi Khan, a Sardar DG Khan city was named after, mausoleum of Hazrat Pir Aadil, and Pir Muhammad Abdullah Shah. Sites in Muzaffargarh district included a sixteenth century mausoleum of Hazrat Syed Abdul Wahab Bukhari, 15th century mausoleum of Hazrat Sheikh Ladhu, 12th century mausoleum of Hazrat Sheikh Sadan Shaheed, 15th century mausoleum of King of Seetpur Tahir Khan Nahar and a mosque near it, 14th century mausoleum of Hazrat Sultan Manjhan, sixteenth century mausoleum of Hazrat Bagga Sher, 17th century mausoleum of Hazrat Muhammad Anwar, and a 19th century Khanpur Sadaat mosque in Alipur. Other scenic and historical sites included DG Khan Railway Station, Siphon at Kachchi canal 12 kilometers away from DG Khan city, bowl lake near Ghazi Ghat bridge, Jinah family park, Kashmir park, Khosa park.

The sites located on Suleman Mountain Range included a memorial and grave of Col Monroe at the top most point of Fort Monroe hill station, Anari Top, a TDCP resort and Dames Lake at Fort Monroe, a marvelous steel bridge at Girdo More, once a toughest turn to negotiate on DG Khan-Fort Monroe road, and other scenic sites like Baarthi, Gulki Top and Mubarki Top. Moreover, sites in Sakhi Sarwar area of DG Khan included 13th century mausoleum of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Sarwar, a TDCP stop-over, and an airport near Choti Zeireen. In Taunsa Sharif, mausoleums of Hazrat Khawaja Suleman Taunsvi, Hazrat Khawaja Mahmood Taunsvi, a public park, Taunsa public park, Kamal park Sanghar, and Taunsa Barrage are also included in the survey report. As per the instructions of Punjab government, the report accompanied the photographs of these sites along with their map locations which would be uploaded on TDCP website to enable tourists have easy access to all these sites, officials said.

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Eunuch Rally For Establishing University In Muzaffargarh

MULTAN, (Muzaffargarh.City – 3rd Mar, 2021 ) :A good number of transgenders staged a rally in favour of setting up a university in Muzaffargarh here on Wednesday. It began from Ganishwa canal and culminated at district courts. The protestors were carrying banners inscribed with slogans in favour of building a university for the local population. Led by president transgenders Association Shahana Abbas Shani, the rally was attended by people from every walk of life. The protestors demanded of the govt to set up a university in a district whose population is over 5 million.

The Eunuch said that local students had to travel to other cities for higher education which burdens them financially adding that due to economic issues several parents do not allow their children specially females to study. They said that it was not their personal issues rather problem of the parents who wish for higher education of their children but are helpless owing to non availability of a university in the city. They said they vehemently support “Muzaffarharh ko University du Movement”.

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380 Kanals State Land Worth Millions Of Rupees Retrieved From Grabbers

MUZAFFARGARH, (Muzaffargarh.City – 7th Feb, 2021 ) :District administration retrieved 380 kanals land, worth millions of rupees from land grabbers in Muzaffargarh. Deputy Commissioner Amjid Shoaib Tareen directed assistant commissioners of all tehsils to launch comprehensive operation for retrieval of state land.

Assistant Commissioner Fayyaz Jattala retrieved 200 kanals agricultural land from grabbers at Chak No 152 -ML. Similarly, another six kanals commercial were retrieved at Shah Jamal area.The grabbers had constructed 25 shops. The illegal shops were demolished by the assistant commissioner Rana Muhammad Shoaib. The retrieved land belonged to Canal Department.The operations were also conducted in some other areas of the district Muzaffargarh, said official sources.

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DC Orders To Retrieve 30,000 Acres Canal Land From Influential

MUZAFFARGARH, (Muzaffargarh.City – 27th Jan, 2021 ) :DC Muzaffargarh on Wednesday ordered to retrieve official land occupied by political tycoons after receiving comprehensive reports from patwaris with persuading to collect long-held dues pending with accused party forthwith. As per details received here, AC Kot Addu Fiaz Ali submitted a report based on facts and figures compiled by patwaris including Shafqat Ali, Muhammad Umar, Mahboob Ahmed, Ghulam Shabir and Manzoor Ahmed, to Deputy Commissioner Amjad Shoeb Tareen. The report said that 30,000 acres land worth billions of rupees stretched around canal area was illegally occupied by former Chairman of District Council Muhammad Afzal Hinjra who is the brother of PML-N stalwart, the former MNA Sultan Mahmood Hinjra and their father Ahmad Yar Hinjra since 25 years.

According to Revenue department’s official, the total income came through crops and jungles erected on the land was estimated about Rs. 50 millions per annum.DC had ordered to launch strict action against influential land mafia, with recovering dues being pending with them since long forthwith.

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Two Women Drug Dealers Netted

MUZAFFARGARH, (Muzaffargarh.City – 20th Dec, 2020 ) :Muzaffargarh police claimed to arrest two women drug dealers and recovered heroin and charas from their possession, near Pul Soni-canal in limits of Jatoe police station. A police team led by Muhammad Sabir (SI), working on tip-off, raided Pul Soni-canal near Stadium and managed to arrest two drug dealer women identified as Shabana Mai wife of Abdul Razaaq and Mukhtiar Mai resident of Jhuggiwala road.

Police recovered 1120 gram of heroin and 1180 grams of charas from their possessions respectively.Separate cases were registered against the women drug dealers.

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Flood Relief Camps Set Up In Muzaffargarh

MULTAN, (Muzaffargarh.City – 11th Sep, 2020 ) :As many as four flood relief camps were set up in tehsil Muzaffargarh, with local administration started holding announcement in mosques to warn locals for moving toward safer places. According to canal department’ sources currently 157,000 cusec feet water was passing through Head Punjand point, which is sharply approaching toward river Sindh.

It had remained only few kilometers away from Ali Pur. While 450,000 cusec feet water is already passing through Sindh River.Administration started displacing locals to safer places to get them saved from any untoward circumstances emerging out through flash flood.