M. M. ALAM
JEHLUM (JAN 8, 2017): A car, plying on the GT Road towards Rawalpindi from here today, got out of its driver’s control due to a puncture, and smashed into a van. Fifteen commuters lost their lives because of the fatal collision. Another ten got severely injured.
CM inspects Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant
LAHORE: CM inspects Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif visited Haveli Bahadur Shah to review the pace of progress on the installation of fourth gas-based energy project there, on Thursday.
On the occasion, he inspected different sections. According to a handout, the Chief Minister was given briefing about second phase of Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant.
He was told that this second gas-based energy project in Haveli Bahadur Shah will produce 1242.7 megawatt electricity. Government of Pakistan is setting up two energy power projects while as many power plants are being installed by the Punjab government.
Three energy projects are totally functional in Haveli Bahadur Shah and 3600 megawatt electricity is being included in the national grid. The fourth 1242.7 megawatt single cycle energy project which is being set up by the Punjab government will started functioning in coming December. Talking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that 4800 megawatt energy projects have been speedily completed by maintaining transparency.
He said that Rs. 160 billion have been saved in four gas-based power projects. He maintained, “Promises made with the nation about elimination of energy crisis are being fulfilled and production of 1800 megawatt electricity from Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant is a proof of our commitment.
It was decided to install power plants with own resources to rid the people of energy crisis and the Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant are the best with regard to performance and production capacity. The use of latest gas turbine will help to reduce the operating cost and saving of money.”
Shehbaz Sharif said that establishment of Haveli Bahadur Shah Plant in the minimal time is a record, adding that the production cost of Haveli Bahadur Shah Plant is also minimal with regard to such category of plants and the production capacity is the maximum.
He said that 800-megawatt electricity will be included in the national grid by this power plant till December 2018 and additional production of 1242 megawatt will be included in the national grid by November 2019. Had there been no sit-ins, the load-shedding would have been totally eliminated from the country, he added. Talking to the media afterward, Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that PML-N government has worked day and night to overcome the energy crisis.
He said 18,000-megawatt electricity was generated during the 66 years while 11,000 megawatts have been added into the system by the PML-N’s five years tenure. He said that PML-N government has set up projects at half the price as compared with gas-based projects installed in Zardari and Musharraf eras.
CM said during the previous tenures, the oach-one was erected at a cost of 902,000 dollars per megawatt by the private sector. He said that Guddu Power Plant of 720 megawatt capacity was set up with a cost of 840,000 dollars per megawatt. The 209 megawatt hillmore gas power plant was set up with 824,000 dollars per megawatt cost in private sector.
The PML-N government set up gas-based four projects at half the price, he said and added the federal government set up 1207 megawatt Haveli Bahadur Shah Project with 488,000 dollars per megawatt cost and 1200 megawatt Baloki gas power plant was set up with 469,000 dollars per megawatt cost. Similarly, he said, 1180 megawatt Bhikki gas power plant has been set up with 466,000 dollars per megawatt cost.
Nisar to inaugurate public park, BHU tomorrow
RAWALPINDI: Former Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan would inaugurate the newly established Basic Health Unit (*BHU), Dhamma Syeda and public park in Dhoke Munshi area here on Friday.
Assistant Director (Planning) District Health Authority Dr. Muhammad Ali Ehsan told APP that state-of-the-art BHU has been completed at the cost of Rs48.850 million and is now ready for the residents of Adiana, Dhamma Syeda and adjacent areas to provide best health facilities at their doorsteps.
Dr. Ali said one medical officer, one lady health visitor, one dispenser, one Health Nutrition supervisor, one vaccinator, a midwife and Naib-Qasid would perform their duties at BHU.
He informed that twenty-six BHUs including six in Tehsil Gujar Khan (Jhand Mehlu, Jarmot Kalan, Sarsal, Jajja, Jhoungal, Ramay), two in tehsil Kalar syeda, (Sir Soba Shah, Nullah Muslmana) three in Kotli Syetta (krore, Serola, Malot Syetan), three in tehsil Kahuta (Muttor, Beor, Nazzar) three in tehsil Murree (Kali Matti, Charhan, Tret), six in tehsil Rawalpindi (Jabbar Derwesh, Dhoke Bhadal, ChakBali Khan, Chakri, Dhoke Barr, Dhudail Jhandu) and three in tehsil taxila (Lub Thutoo, Usman Khattar, Pind Nosheri) are operating round the clock on weekly basis in the district to provide adequate health services especially for mother and child health care to the people of the rural areas. Meanwhile, Assistant Director Parks and Horticulture Agency Sohail Ahmed said a beautiful park spreading over 120 kanals land would be opened for the residents of the Dhoke Munshi, Chaklala, Rahmat Abad and adjacent areas on Friday.
He said former Chaudhry Nisar would inaugurate the park which has been completed at the cost of Rs164 million in Dhoke Munshi area NA-52.
BHU is the first level of health care considered to be necessary to maintain adequate health and protection from disease. Typically, each Union Council has a BHU which has 2 beds and serves a catchment population of about 10,000 to 25,000. –endline– It is charged with the roles of first level referral for patients referred by LHWs, primary level organized curative care using approved essential drugs list. BHU refers patients to RHC as and when necessary, provides MNCH services including preventive EMONC which includes antenatal care, birth preparedness counseling, conduction of normal deliveries, post-natal care, and management of ailments of neonates and children which do not require a referral. There is no institutionalized referral system within the primary healthcare facilities and beyond in Punjab. This has resulted in an unnecessary burden on the secondary and tertiary level hospitals. The health department has notified referral protocols, which should be implemented at both primary and secondary healthcare levels. This will be a key motivation for PHFMC to make the BHUs fully functional and to develop the confidence of the community in first level healthcare facilities. In the beginning, PHFMC is taking over the BHUs of 14 districts out of the 36 districts in Punjab in order to enhance service delivery.
Prizes distributed among 144 police officials
FAISALABAD: SSP Operations Rana Muhammad Masoom distributed cash prizes and appreciation certificates among 144 police officials in recognition of their excellent performance.
The prize distribution ceremony was held at Police Lines Complex here Wednesday where SP Madina Town Ahmad Nawaz Shah, DSP Headquarters Hafiz Ghulam Muhtara, Inspector Amir Waheed and other officers were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, the SSP Operation appreciated the performance of the police officials and urged the others to follow them for bringing laurel for the department by taking prompt action against criminals and by providing a safe and secure atmosphere to the general public.