Arfa Kareem’s ancestral village to be developed as a ‘model village’

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Punjab’s Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed to develop the ancestral village of the late Pakistani talented child Arfa Kareem as a model village to recognize her remarkable achievements.

Various development projects worth Rs140 million have been proposed by the city government to develop the village, Chak no. 4 Ramdewali, PPI reported.

Divisional Commissioner Tahir Hussain held a meeting at Arfa Kareem Nagar and reviewed the development projects on the spot.  DCO Muhammad Amin, Arfa’s father Colonel Retd Amjad Kareem and officers from different departments were also present on the occasion.

The meeting was informed that a monument would be constructed at the grave of Arfa besides the establishment of a library and a museum in the premises.

The commissioner said that a Girls’ Degree College and Technical Training Centre would also be set up in the village along with the up-gradation of Boys’ and Girls’ Schools and a basic health unit.

The establishment of a playground, improvement of drainage scheme, pavement of streets, provision of potable water and agriculture equipment were also be included in the scheme for developing the Arfa Kareem Nagar as a model village, he added.

Colonel Kareem said that the first death anniversary of Arfa would be observed on January 14, 2013.

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Tags : Punjab, Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif, develop, ancestral village, Arfa Kareem, model village, development projects, city government

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