Lahore—Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here on Thursday. Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan congratulated Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on his unopposed election as President Pakistan Muslim League-N Punjab.
He commended the abilities of Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on completing public welfare projects in a record period and said that public service of Shahbaz Sharif is unprecedented. He thanked Shahbaz Sharif on cooperation by Punjab government in education, health, technical training and other social sectors. He also thanked the Chief Minister on provision of medicines and said that Punjab government has always supported people of Gilgit Baltistan.
He said that provision of special quota and scholarships for the boy and girl students of Gilgit Baltistan in educational institutions and medical colleges of Punjab is highly valuable. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that people of Gilgit Baltistan are our brothers and sisters and Punjab government will continue its cooperation in education, health and other sectors.
He said that special quota has been fixed for boy and girl students of Gilgit Baltistan in educational institutions and medical colleges of Punjab and special scholarships are being given to them for higher education. He said that Punjab government will provide CT Scan machine to Gilgit Baltistan government. These steps of Punjab government have resulted in promotion of brotherhood, unity and harmony, he added. Shahbaz Sharif said that service to the people is his mission and politics of service is the pivot of Pakistan Muslim League-N. He said that protection of interests of Pakistan is top priority and we all have to work jointly for the progress and prosperity of the country. He said that earlier, some elements failed to mislead the people for their personal interests and they will meet the same fate in future as well. He said that these elements have been defeated in local bodies elections, Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Kashmir and bye-elections after general elections. He said that sit-in politics damaged the country’s economy in 2014.
He said that talking to lockdown Islamabad is a conspiracy to stop the journey of progress of the country and prosperity of the people. He said that now conscious people will not allow anyone to create hurdles in the journey of prosperous Pakistan. Shahbaz Sharif said that Pakistan is making speedy progress under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and the destiny of the country is going to change in next 18 months. Darkness will be removed and Pakistan will achieve its lost status in the comity of nations, he added.
He said that all projects in the country including Metro Bus, Lahore Orange Line Metro Train, Safe City Project, energy projects and all other development projects are unprecedented with regard to transparency.