He informed that a Hepatitis Control Cell had been established at Mian Muhammad Munshi District Headquarter Hospital in the city with the assistance of the federal government. He told that blood screening would be carried out free of cost besides other tests of patients suffering from hepatitis B and C a this center. Free treatment facilities would also be provided to patients suffering from this deadly disease under a phased programme, he added. The district nazim observed that Lahore was the second biggest financial center of Pakistan. Lahore Stock Exchange was Pakistan’s second largest stock exchange after Karachi, which has consistently been placed among the best performing stock exchanges of the world for the last few years. Lahore was also a significant center of information technology in the country and 70 per cent of soft ware exports of Pakistan had been originating from here, he informed. Mian Amer Mahmood said that the City District Government, Lahore, had set unique examples of public-private partnership arrangement for implementation of a number of development scheme in the city. He told that non-government organizations and philanthropists were paying salaries of as many as 1500 teachers, who had been working in the government schools of the city. This was the only one example of its kind in the world, the nazim maintained.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Mian Amer briefs Mayor of London :
"The City District Government, Lahore, has executed an unprecedented number of six thousand development schemes, at a cost of Rs.10 billion, in the provincial metropolis till October 2006 since its inception five years ago." District Nazim Mian Amer Mahmood disclosed this while talking to The Lord Mayor of the City of London Mr. Alderman John Stuttard, who called on him along with a ten-member delegation at Jinnah Hall, Saturday. The district nazim gave a comprehensive briefing to the visitors about the history and culture of the city as well as about the development projects under taken by the City District Government, Lahore, for the uplift of the city.