90 Percent of The Thal Canal Project Is Funded By ADB: Buzdar

The second stage of the project on the Greater Thal Canal will all begin.

That was agreed at Monday's conference of the Punjab cabinet. The gathering was chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.

The Asian Development Bank has been given economic support approval. The home minister stated that nearly Rs0.4 million acres of land will be irrigated through Chobara Branch Canal System (190 million US dollars) in five districts, including Jhang, Khushab, Bhakkar, Layyah and Muzaffargarh.

This initiative will help eradicate poverty and boost farm productivity, the govt claims.

Buzdar says 90 percent of the project is to be financed by ADB. Phase 3 is scheduled for a project of 600 million dollars on the Greater Thal Canal. It also helps to resolve water and salinity problems, according to the govt.


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The creation of Mir Chakar Khan Rind University of Technology in Khan DG was another important endorsement during the Cabinet meeting.

The Commission has further authorized the establishment for the Punjab University of Technology Rasool of a search committee to examine requirements for appointing a vice-chancellor. The CM has stated that merit alone is to be kept for universities’ VCs in Punjab.

‘India Snatching the Rights of Kashmiris’

The CM criticized the Modi administration's move to relocate the particular position, calling it illegal and unconstitutional, of the Indian state Jammu and Kashmir.

The cabinet termed it a “nefarious effort to usurp the fundamental rights of the Kashmiris.”

Buzdar said that under a strategy of brutal army jingoism, the Modi govt is adopting catastrophic steps and said that this Indian step would be recalled as the darkest day in the history.

“India is snatching the rights of the people in occupied Kashmir through state-sponsored terrorism,” he said.


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