MULTAN - A number of important projects of Multan have once again been neglected by the Punjab government in recent budget as nothing is earmarked for them, budget document reveals. The PC-1 of most of the projects like Multan Zoo, Safari Park, laboratory for boosting fish production, model veterinary hospital, mobile dispensaries was already sent to the government but nothing is allocated for launching these projects. All of the above mentioned projects were approved many years back but they could not be executed due to non-availability of funds. According to detail, the city district government had acquired vast lands at a cost of Rs500 million for Multan Zoo and Safari Park in Mauza Balail. Sources said that the PC-1 of this project was sent to the Wild Life Department about three years back but the project is neglected in the budgets of previous and current years. Similarly, the Fisheries Department had sent PC-1 for establishment of a diagnostic laboratory on Bosan Road for boosting fish production in this region. The laboratory was to give health clearance of fish being sold in the market as Multan is the largest fish market of South Punjab. However, nothing is allocated to bring the project out of papers and materialize it. The projects of livestock department are also totally neglected in the budget. The department had planned to turn its veterinary hospitals into model ones besides setting up mobile laboratories to support livestock sector. Although, Multan is the largest cattle market of this region, the projects are neglected. Since the food department is running short of wheat reservoirs, a project was evolved to construct new godowns but the project is shelved as no budget is allocated for this purpose.