TALKING to the media persons during a visit to Faisalabad on Tuesday, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar announced some major initiatives which if implemented will really bring a major change in the living standards of the people.
The Provincial Chief Minister said that big districts will be converted into small units and the beginning will be made from Lahore.
Indeed this is the only panacea to better manage the big cities and address their longstanding problems, especially that of sewerage and sanitation.
The fact of the matter is that our ever expanding big cities such as Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi would not have been in dire straits today had any effort been made in the past to establish small cities.
Given the size of our population, the very idea of small units will help better manage resources and address problems of the people.
However, it must be ensured that the plan is implemented after thorough consultations ensuring it does not, at the end of day, proves to be wastage of resources.
The aim must be to ensure provision of basic amenities to the people at their doorsteps. The success of this plan will also greatly hinge on the introduction of local bodies systems.
The Provincial Chief Minister whilst interacting with the media also announced to fill seventy thousand vacant seats in different public sector departments including the health and education.
At present, the people are really feeling the heat of price hike and providing them job opportunities and increasing their income levels is the only solution to bring some ease in their life.
Hence, we really appreciate the very decision of the CM but these should be made purely on merit.
Also the system of ad-hocism must be done away in public sector departments in order to ensure good governance and service delivery – the promise of which was made by the PTI before the 2018 elections.
The government in the centre must also follow the footsteps of Punjab government and fill the vacant seats in their departments.