LAHORE: Members of the assembly belonging to different districts of the province called on Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday. Speaking at the occasion, the chief minister said that the government has brought a revolution of prosperity in the lives of the masses. The official resources are the trust of the people and are transparently utilized for the provision of various facilities to them.
We have always prioritized national development because Pakistan belongs to all of us and different schemes have been speedily completed in a bid to bring prosperity in the lives of the masses by ensuring full transparency during the execution of the projects, said CM Shehbaz.
He also said that we have to move further while keeping the national interests in mind for making the country stronger as the politics that revolve around personal interests, is detrimental to the nation and we should be unified in taking the country towards development and prosperity.
The chief minister said that PML-N has always given importance to national interests and all our steps aim to bring prosperity to the lives of common people. The nation wants quality healthcare and educational facilities, peace and development. We shall continue the journey towards development without wasting any moment because public service is our mission which will continue forever, he added.
CM Shehbaz reiterated that serving the masses is his commitment and all possible efforts are being made to fulfill this core agenda. He said that the elements that are involved in the undue criticism of public welfare projects are an enemy of the public because those creating hurdles cannot tolerate the welfare of the poor. Those who were boasting about the so-called revolution are actually deceiving the nation and how would they face the people because the nation shall not forget the elements who have told lies, levelled allegations and taken u-turns during the last four and a half years.
In fact, the people in the upcoming elections will reject the elements who remained engrossed in negative politics and raised hollow slogans, he added.
The chief minister said that the PML-N government has served the people dedicatedly and targets of development have been achieved in many sectors. He told the elected representatives to keep a close and continuous liaison with the people and said that the problems of the masses should be proactively solved. Similarly, the elected representatives should also play their role for the timely completion of development projects and no stone should be left unturned for solving the problems of the masses, he said.
Those who called on the chief minister included Lt Col ® Shujahat Ahmed Khan, Naeem Gull, Mehr Khalid Mehmood Sargana, Qazi Adnan Farid, Syed Iftikhar ul Hassan, Karam Elahi Bandial and Shoaib Awaisi.
Meanwhile, In a bid to improve law and order situation in Kasur district, especially to prevent paedophilia, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed for installation of CCTV cameras [on the model of Safe City Authority in Lahore] in different areas of the city that will be connected to an Integrated Command, Control and Communication Centre.
Following his Thursday morning condolence visit to the residence of Zainab—a child that was raped and killed— in Kasur, the chief minister chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Law and Order to review the rising incident of child abuse in the province, especially Kasur.
The meeting to present the challan of the case within 24 hours, besides deciding that anybody who helped in identification of the criminal will be awarded 10 million rupees.
Expressing grief over the incidents of killing of Zainab and death of two persons in subsequent protests, the chief minister said that he will not tolerate any delay in the submission of the challan.
Over the course of the meeting, it was also decided that the Punjab government will not leave any stone unturned in the provision of swift justice to the family of Zainab.
Over the killing of two protesters by the police firing, the CM said there was no justification for straight firing by the police officials, while terming the incident an act of cruelty. He enquired where the necessary protective arrangements of the police were, adding: “I issued necessary directions after holding a meeting yesterday [Wednesday] morning but despite that worst negligence has been shown by shooting at the unarmed protesters.”
The chief minister further reprimanded the concerned police officials, saying if necessary arrangements were made on time, the situation wouldn’t have turned out like this. He reiterated that all requirements of justice will be fulfilled in this case as he ordered for a legal action against the officials.
Announcing compensations for the victims of Kasur protests, it was decided that the government will provide financial aid to the heirs of two persons died due to police firing and Rs 3 million will be given to the heirs of each family. Moreover, two persons from the heirs will also be given employment.