RAWALPINDI: Two districts of Rawalpindi division have been ranked first and fourth in the province in terms of performance of municipal service schemes.

According to data of Punjab Municipal Services, Attock and Jhelum districts have secured first and fourth position, respectively, in terms of completion of schemes, utilisation of funds and other aspects during the current financial year.

The Punjab Municipal Services Programme includes schemes for rehabilitation of faulty water and sewage pipelines, supply of solid waste and sewerage related equipment and missionaries, repair of streetlights and gutters and their lids.

Under the programme, 217 schemes worth Rs334 million were approved Attock district, out of which 208 schemes worth Rs329 million have been completed.

Similarly, 210 schemes worth Rs293 million were approved in Jhelum district during the current financial year, out of which 208 schemes worth Rs241 million have been completed.

According to the data, 100pc of the sanctioned funds will be utilised in Attock district while 95pc funds have been utilised in the Jhelum district.

Commissioner retired Capt Mohammad Mehmood said other districts should also improve their performance and use the funds so that the schemes could be completed.

Published in Dawn, November 30th, 2020

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