CM Naqvi extends felicitations to nation for Pakistan Day

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Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi extended his sincere felicitations to the nation in commemoration of Pakistan Day. In a statement issued on Thursday, the CM acknowledged the historic significance of the day when the resolution for Pakistan was passed in 1940, under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah at Minto Park in Lahore, amidst the resolute determination of thousands of people for freedom.

Pakistan Day serves as a solemn reminder of the unrelenting struggle and selfless sacrifices made by Muslims of the subcontinent towards attaining a separate homeland, he said and noted that the resolution for Pakistan united Muslims under a common objective and inspired them to give their blood, leave behind their homes and belongings, and light the torch of freedom.

The CM also paid homage to the founding fathers of Pakistan, who made unparalleled sacrifices to establish a proud national identity. He emphasized that their sacrifices demand that the nation strives to achieve national goals through the teachings of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal. The Pakistani nation has consistently displayed remarkable unity in the face of adversity and has emerged stronger from difficult situations, he added.

Pakistan is our proud identity, and the CM pledged to safeguard the nation’s cultural heritage and national character. He concluded by urging the nation to renew its commitment to the country on this momentous day.

Meanwhile, Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi conducted surprise visits to the 24/7 flour supply centres in Gujranwala during late hours, where he inspected the facilities and interacted with the visiting public.

The people appreciated the Ramadan package and reported that they received their flour bags in just two minutes without any difficulty, said a handout issued here on Thursday.

Some people mentioned the non-verification of their CNICs when the CM asked about hiccups in collecting free flour. Some others admitted that their names were not included in Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) when Naqvi enquired about it. The CM asked them to get themselves registered with BISP and directed his staff to help register them with the BISP so that they may not face any difficulty in future. The sales staff complained about the slowness of their system. He also verified the quantity of flour bags in the truck by checking weight.

Later, the CM made an unannounced visit to DHQ hospital Gujranwala, where he inspected medical facilities at the trauma centre, checked ventilator beds in the ICU and announced the construction of a new building for an emergency. He inquired the patients about the medical facilities and ordered improvements to the cleanliness arrangements in the hospital. The doctors should treat patients with compassion because a sweet word can cure half of a patient’s illness, he said and added that the government was striving to improve the medical facilities.