Warns he will show zero tolerance for corruption, laxity and negligence
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed that under Annual Development Program, development and welfare schemes should be completed within the stipulated time-frame.
The chief minister said that development projects have been launched for welfare and betterment of the masses, therefore transparency and timely completion of these projects is utmost important.
The government is the custodian of peoples’ hard earned money therefore embezzlement and irregularities in these projects will not be tolerated neither anyone will be allowed.
The government will encourage those government personnel who will deliver and those who failed to perform their official duties will be chided.
Usman Buzdar warned that he will not tolerate corruption, laxity and negligence and the government’s policy of zero tolerance against corruption will remain continue.
Usman Buzdar directed to ensure timely utilization of funds release for development projects and said that those departments will be questioned which will fail in timely utilization of development funds.
He stressed the need of an effective monitoring system for the timely utilization of development funds.
He directed the officers to go out in fields and personally monitor the progress of development schemes.
He asked them to focus on the standard and quality of these development schemes. Usman Buzdar while instructed to speed up the work on development projects said that the time of lip service has been past.
The incumbent government, during his two and a half years tenure, has rectified the mistakes of previous governments.
The rulers of previous regimes utilized the funds of Southern Punjab for the development and progress of other areas.
The PTI government has launched real development projects instead of pomp and show and starting projects of self-projection
He said that former rulers intentionally kept the people of Southern Punjab backward and below the poverty line. They befooled and hoodwinked the people of Southern Punjab in the name of development.
The PTI government has returned the right of development and progress to the people of Southern Punjab and setting up of Southern Punjab Secretariat is an open proof of this fact.
From now on, the annual development program of Southern Punjab will be prepared separately.
The budget of Southern Punjab will be ring- fenced. The funds released for Southern Punjab will be utilized only for the development and prosperity of people of the area.
These projects will provide relief to the people of the province and accelerate the process of economic development, he added.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Begum Naseem Wali Khan.
In his condolence message, the chief minister extended heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family and prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the members of bereaved family.