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Completion of Mother, Child Hospital Ordered in 18 Months

Islamabad(July 01, 2018): Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar directed the relevant authorities on Sunday to complete the construction of Rawalpindi’s Mother and Child Hospital in 18 months.

As a two-member bench headed by the chief justice heard the case related to the hospital, officials of the PWD, Nespak and other relevant departments. During the hearing, the chief justice lamented that the hospital’s construction has been delayed for 10 years.

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He vowed that further delay will not be tolerated in this regard.

Chief Justice Nisar asserted that the Supreme Court will monitor the construction now, noting that there will be no funds delay this time around.

During the hearing, officials sought 2 years to complete the project and cited a total cost of over Rs5.3 billion.

However, the chief justice remarked that they have 18 months to complete the project and observed that he wants a daily progress report on the matter.As the hearing was under way, Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed, the petitioner in the case and a strong proponent of the project since years, asked the chief justice to visit the facility but the top judge declined.

Praising the chief justice’s involvement in the matter, Rasheed also proposed that the facility be named after Chief Justice Nisar but the suggestion was not entertained by the court.

Talking to the media outside the apex court, Rasheed termed today’s proceedings a “big day” for Rawalpindi.

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Later, the chief justice also visited the site of the under-construction hospital and admonished PWD’s chief engineer.

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