Punjab Mass Transit Authority (PMTA) managing director Sibtain Fazl-e-Aleem said before Supreme Court on Sunday that Orange Line Metro Train Project would be completed by the end of May and hopefully, it will be operational-Dawn reported.
The government has already set the target to inaugurate the project on May 11 but that could be delayed until May 25—he added.
Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, advised the managing director to complete the project as soon as possible as it’s not only creating problems for the movement of people but also for the environment, spreading dust and debris all over the place.
The chief justice also told that the deadline should not extend beyond May 31, referring to the deadline for the upcoming caretaker set up. Mr. Aleem appeared before the court, as a member of a search committee formed for the appointment of vice-chancellors.
Machinery for rare disease
CJP has also told Punjab Health Minister Khwaja Salman Rafique, to import the machine in order to treat two minor siblings suffering from a rare disease. Dr. Ayaz from services hospital said before the court that machine required to treat the siblings suffering from the rare disease is not available in Pakistan. The machines will cost Rs. 7 to 8 million if the government wants to import it.
Chief justice said I can arrange the amount from any philanthropist if the government is facing constraints in their budget.