CM reviews matters pertaining to South Punjab Secretariat

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Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi chaired a meeting at his office to review proposals to improve affairs of the south Punjab Secretariat on Tuesday. The meeting decided to constitute a committee under Provincial Minister Raja Basharat to remove hurdles to make the south Punjab secretariat fully active. Provincial Ministers Raja Basharat, Mohsin Leghari, Akhtar Malik, Shahabuddin, former federal minister Moonis Elahi, Chief Secretary Abdullah Khan Sumbal, ACS Capt (r) Asadullah Khan, secretary finance, secretary regulations and others attended the meeting. ACS (south Punjab) gave a briefing to the participants.

The CM directed to ensure the utilization of 35 per cent development funds allocated to south Punjab and made it clear that the incumbent government would ensure to achieve south Punjab-related targets while ensuring that these funds are not spent anywhere else. PML-N always cheated the masses on the issue of south Punjab; he regretted and pointed out that there had been exemplary development in the south Punjab region in his previous tenure. The CM announced a phased construction and restoration of the Multan-Vehari road adding that the state-of-the-art circuit house and gymkhana club would also be built in Multan.

Meanwhile, a delegation led by Supreme Court Bar Association President Abid Zuberi met with Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office on Tuesday.

Former LHCBA president Jahangir Jhoja, former president Lahore Bar Arshad Jehangir Jhoja, former SCBA secretary Muhammad Asif Cheema, Mian Muhammad Munir Advocate and Mian Asad Munir were included in the delegation. Provincial Advisor Aamir Saeed Raan and former principal secretary GM Sikandar were also present.

Chief Minister Parvez Elahi congratulated Abid Zuberi on his success in the Supreme Court Bar Association’s election and expressed best wishes to him.

Solid steps were taken for the welfare of the legal fraternity in the previous tenure and the same would be done now; he assured and remarked that free treatment facilities would be provided to lawyers and their families at par with gazetted officers.

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