Provision of basic amenities to masses priority: Suri

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Speaker National Assembly (NA), Qasim Khan Suri has said that provision of basic amenities to masses at their doorstep is the foremost priority of incumbent government and all possible steps are being taken to achieve this objective.

He stated this while talking to Executive Officer Quetta Zafar Mehmood who called on him at Parliament House on Tuesday. During the meeting, matters pertaining to beautification, cleanliness, sanitation and transfer of property in Quetta Cantonment area came under discussion.

Qasim Khan Suri directed the Executive Officer Quetta Cantonment Board to resolve the problems being faced by the residents of cantonment area on priority basis and gave special attention to proper arrangements on cleanliness and sanitation in the area.

The Deputy Speaker NA said that incumbent government was taking keen interest in development of Balochistan and substantial funds have been allocated for this purpose. He directed the Executive Officer Quetta Cantonment Board to ensure provision of clean drinking water in the area. He assured his all-out support to resolve the problems faced by the inhabitants of Cantonment Board, Quetta.

Speaking on the occasion, Zafar Mehmood appraised the Deputy Speaker that management of Cantonment Board Quetta is taking all possible measures to resolve the problems of the inhabitants of the area and ensure up to mark health and cleanliness facilities despite its limited financial resources.

He requested for provision of financial assistance for safe drinking water, up gradation of sewerage system and to buy vehicles to dispose-off garbage and litter.

Deputy Speaker assured to talk with the concerned authorities and visit the Cantonment area to examine the facilities provided by the Cantonment Board to the residents of the area.