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Benazir Model Village – Sinawan – Splendid execution

The government of Pakistan Peoples Party, always living under the shadow of swords hanging over it, has fulfilled a promise it made in the aftermath of the devastating floods of 2010. It has with the necessary support and assistance of donor countries and a renowned developer of Pakistan, Bahria Town, has handed over 143 houses in a Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Model Village, constructed in Sinawan, Kot Addu tehsil in district Muzaffargarh. The village had been completely devastated after the 2010 floods.

The houses and their documents were handed over to women of the village. Each house is constructed on 6 marlas (approx 181 sq yds) and has two rooms, a kitchen, bathroom, a verandah, a courtyard, and store.

An English medium school where 300 students would be provided quality education free of cost has been built along with  a cattle shed for 50 cattleheads, a mosque, 25 feet wide roads, 10-feet high boundary wall, playground for kids, water purifier, water treatment plant, dispensary, shopping centre having facilities like utility store, Nadra and Pakistan post centres. Sewerage system, water supply, and electricity facilities have been made available.

Another 157 houses will be made in the second phase.

 

The Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gilani inaugurated the project and handed over keys and documents to 143 women.

It may be mentioned that President Asif Ali Zardari took personal interest in the completion of the project and appointed PPP MNA, Fauzia Wahab as Coordinator of the Project and to liaise with Bahria Town, which bore all the cost. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani must also be appreciated for he allowed the government machinery to facilitate the project and not destroy it.

It is expected that these model villages will be established in all the provinces, thereby creating the ideal opportunity for Private Public Partnership.

In essence, we congratulate the PPP government for delivering a project which if replicated will create the necessary ground work for development in the country. It also goes to show that good governance requires creating the necessary platform for able institutions to deliver and not to deliver everything on its own.

A very big thank you to the PPP and Bahria Town and all those donors who played the role of angels!

Entrance of MBB Modern Village

 

Another entrance of MBB Modern Village

 

Outer boundary

 

Paved road inside the village with palm trees

 

Primary School building inside the village

 

Outer view of houses with concrete roads. Note each house is numbered

 

View of Masjid

 

Inside the Masid

 

Masjid's ablution room

 

 

Another view of the houses. Note that streets are numbered as well

 

View of a classroom

 

Auditorium in school

 

Dispensary

 

Basic amenities inside the dispensary

 

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  • It is surprising to see the priority of our media where the headlines of various online editions of the newspapers revolve around Marvi Memon joining PML-N and Rehman Malik claiming unrest in Balochistan coming from Afghanistan!!!

  • Well done, PPP. There are a few things which keep us affiliated with you and this is one of those things.

  • very impressive… a). wonder where the money came from ? and b). why this was only done in Sindh when Balochistan, southern Punjab and KP were equally affected by the floods. BB was a national leader and PPP is a national Party……..

  • @salma:
    a) project completely financed by Bahria Town. Begum Akhtar Rukhsana is mother of Malik Riaz Hussain
    b) It’s a “Model” village. Once a pilot project is done, then you can replicate it at a wider scale. Just be a little patient.

  • Salma, Muzaffargarh is in Southern Punjab. This district was very badly affected by floods, as it lies between river Indus and Chenab. More than 100,000 people were evacuated from hundreds of villages affected leaving the people homeless.