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LAHORE: Terming overcoming corona as a big achievement of the government, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said on Tuesday that anti-corona strategy of PM Imran Khan has been acknowledged everywhere.

"Those who levelled allegations will be left behind and new Pakistan will move forward under the leadership of Imran Khan," the CM said while talking to a delegation of assembly members of Rawalpindi district led by Federal Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan called on him at his office and discussed matters of mutual interest.

Talking on the occasion, the CM assured that problems faced by Rawalpindi city will be resolved and pointed out the reconstruction of Lai nullah will help to overcome flood-related damages. A total of 85 billion rupees will be spent on Lai nullah and expressway project, he added. This project will be completed through public-private partnership and four interchanges will be constructed along with setting up a plant to separate rainwater from sewage. The dream of the expressway is the right of locals which will be materialized by the PTI government, he added.

The CM mentioned that tree plantation will help to overcome environmental degradation around Lai nullah expressway and road movement of the locals will also be improved. Moreover, the CM directed the administration and WASA to remain alert round-the-clock to cope with the situation resulting due to monsoon rains.

The weather situation should be continuously monitored and implementation of rainwater's drainage plan should be ensured. He added that necessary machinery should be fully functional and drainage of rainwater should be completed in the minimum of time. In his message on Youth Day, the CM said the government is committed to empowering it in the real sense.

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