All are equal before law in Riyasat-e-Madina: Firdous

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Says fully understands pain of opp as most of sugar mills owned by PML-N


Amraiz Khan

Special Assistant to CM on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the Punjab government is working to provide relief to the masses, stressing that revamping the system is the need of the hour to overcome the menace of corruption in the society.

Addressing a press conference at Land Record Centre Muslim Town here on Thursday, Dr Firdous said the use of modern technology is the optimum solution to this problem and digitalization of the revenue department is a true picture of the commitment made by the PTI government to bring efficiency, transparency and best service delivery in the public sector.

The Special Assistant maintained that 115 arazi centers in different districts of the province are providing revenue-related facilities to the general public in an efficient and transparent manner.

She said that 20 state-of-the-art mobile vans are functional to provide revenue-related facilities to people at their doorstep in far-flung areas of the province and 20 more will be functional soon.

Dr Firdous said that 8000 rural record centers will be functional by the end of this year. She stated that the registry system had been computerized in 100 tehsils.

The PTI government has started printing and up-gradation of jamabandi after a decade’s gap, she stated.

She said that e-stamping has been introduced to put an end to the use of bogus stamp papers and an android application ‘e-pay’ is being introduced for the payment of mutation fee.

Replying to a question, the SACM said that blood is not thicker than water in the city-state of Madina as all are equal before PM Imran Khan.

In the Riyasat-e-Madina, the government and the rulers are always answerable to the citizens and it is deplorable that the opponents continuously supported the misdeeds of their cronies and henchmen to promote corruption and took personal benefit from the cabal around them, she said.

Dr Firdous said the corrupt were protected by the government in the past and the former government used to turn a deaf ear to public issues but in the new Pakistan when fingers were raised towards the most trusted lieutenant of the PM then no state protection was provided and Jahangir Tareen was shown the door of the courts to ensure justice and fair play.

It is the legal right of Jahangir Tareen to move courts for justice and it may be added here that Sibtain Khan and Abdul Aleem Khan also followed the legal way when allegations were raised against them instead of mudslinging against the national institutions.

We should follow the rule of the law as all are equal before the law, she stressed.

To a question, the SACM said that Jahangir Tareen expressed his reservations in yesterday’s press conference as complaints are made on the basis of strong relations.

To another question, Dr Firdous said that Uzma Bukhari is a political orphan who needs others crunches to remain alive in politics.

She advised the opposition to support the government instead of criticizing the public-friendly policies of the PTI government.

One can fully understand the pain and agony of Rana Sanaullah because most of the sugar mills are owned by the PML-N and whenever action is initiated against the sugar mafia, Rana Sanaullah comes forward to act as its spokesperson, concluded the SACM.

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