A delegation led by Country Director World Bank Patchamuthu Illangovan met Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, yesterday, where cooperation in water sector especially programme of provision of clean drinking water was discussed.
On the occasion, the chief minister said that World Bank is a strong partner of the Punjab government and lauded its role in social sectors.
Shehbaz Sharif said that technical assistance of World Bank for furthering Saaf Pani Programme will be welcomed, adding that every citizen has right over potable water and a mega programme of provision of Saaf Pani has been evolved for the people of the province.
“Our aim is to provide clean drinking water to the masses and in consultation with World Bank, the programme will be forwarded in this regard. Punjab government wants to launch this programme from southern Punjab in the first phase. Final plan will be presented after considering different proposals in this regard,” he added.
World Bank Country Director Patchamuthu Illangovan vowed that World Bank is ready to provide all out cooperation to Punjab government in water sector and Saaf Pani Programme.
Provincial Ministers Malik Nadeem Kamran, Syed Haroon Sultan, Chairman Planning & Development, Secretary Housing and concerned officials were present on the occasion.