Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi visited the Ring Road Southern Loop-3 project near Multan Road Maraka on Friday to inspect the ongoing work. He gave instructions to the authorities concerned, emphasizing the importance of completing the project promptly. He added the Ring Road Southern Loop-3 project, which began after a hiatus of 12 years, aimed to provide the people with improved transportation facilities. Naqvi expressed confidence that the project would be completed by December 31. He informed that the Lahore Ring Road Southern Loop-3 project was expected to be finished in just 5 months. Previously, there were court cases surrounding the project, but they had now been resolved, clearing the way for its progress. Naqvi assured that all obstacles had been removed, and the entire area for the project was now clear. He emphasized that the project would be executed with the highest quality standards. The completion of the Ring Road Southern Loop-3 would significantly ease traffic congestion for those travelling from South Punjab to Lahore, relieving pressure on Thokar and Canal Road, he said and added the residents of all Housing Schemes around Multan Road would also benefit from the project. He highlighted the efforts being made by the entire team to provide maximum relief to the public. In response to the media inquiries about the Islamia University Bahawalpur incident, he said that a judicial commission would be formed and the Punjab government would submit a detailed report to the commission and he assured that those involved in the incident would face appropriate punishment. He also reassured the public, especially mothers and sisters, that their safety was a top priority. Regarding the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), the CM explained that the operation theaters were closed due to an infection rate exceeding 80 percent. The government was conducting third-party verification to ensure that the theaters were completely infection-free before reopening, as the well-being of patients was of utmost importance. The CM stressed the need for police stations to be public-friendly and he expressed confidence in the promised reforms by the IGP and CCPO to improve the environment in police stations. He mentioned the government’s active efforts to combat inflation and take action against those responsible for raising prices. He also addressed the inquiry related to Snooker champ Ahsan Ramzan, stating that appropriate action would be taken against the guilty parties. The event was attended by Provincial Ministers Bilal Afzal and Amir Mir, Secretary Communication and works, Commissioner Lahore Division, CCPO, Bahria Town officials, and FWO officers. CM inspects hospital, flyover, police station in Shahdara: Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi on Friday inspected the teaching hospital, flyover project and police station in Shahdara to take stock of the things. Provincial Information Minister Amir Mir accompanied him. During the visit, the CM inquired about the cases of incarcerated individuals at the police station and inspected the front desk. He checked the emergency, paediatric ward and other sections of the hospital and asked the patients and their attendants about free medicines and facilities. Some patients complained about not being attended by doctors promptly, to which the CM immediately called the health secretary and directed to increase the number of doctors on the night shift. In some wards, the air conditioners were not working, so the chief minister instructed to have the ACs functional. He appreciated the performance of duty doctor Zarmeenah and praised her efforts. He also directed to transfer a child with diabetes to Services Hospital for better treatment. While returning to his car at the hospital’s gate, Mohsin Naqvi noticed an elderly patient and stopped to see him. He personally arranged for the elderly patient, Mukhtar Ahmad, to be shifted to the ICU in an ambulance under his supervision. He called the ICU authorities for Mukhtar Ahmad’s treatment. Mohsin Naqvi directed to provide the best facilities for a five-month-old child suffering from double pneumonia. Reviewing the progress of the Shahdara flyover project, he instructed the contractor to arrange additional machinery for its swift completion. He also inspected the piles’ work and observed placing girders over the transom. He emphasized that the timely completion of the overhead bridge is crucial for public convenience. Recognizing the potential delays caused by rainfall, he recommended allocating extra resources to compensate for any setbacks. He underscored the significance of completing the project as swiftly as possible for the well-being and benefit of the public. CM chairs LDA’s governing body meeting: Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi chaired the third governing body meeting of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) at his office which approved LDA’s surplus budget for the financial year 2023-24. The collective budget for the three major projects, i.e., UD Wing, WASA and TEPA was also approved, totaling more than 78.66 billion rupees. The meeting approved the construction of additional U-turns in Shahrah-e-Nazaria Pakistan to ease traffic congestion. The repair and maintenance of roads was linked to an effective water drainage system. Approval was given for the construction of Akbar Chowk flyover, and an agreement was reached to utilize the old vegetable and fruit market land, adjoining the Arfa Karim Tower, for better purposes.