CM vows all out measures to protect women

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Says PTI believes in service-delivery instead of personal projection

Staff Reporter

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Monday reiterated the resolve to take every step for the protection of womenfolk at public places, saying that strict action will be taken in case of any abuse as such elements do not deserve any leniency or mercy.

“Respect to the womenfolk, enshrined in Quran and Sunnah, is a guiding principle for all of us.”

Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar was talking to Chairperson Punjab Women Protection Authority (PWPA) Kaneez Fatima who called on him to discuss matters pertaining to the protection of women in society.

She also presented performance report of the PWPA to the CM. On the occasion, the chief minister announced holding the authority meeting at the earliest to make PWPA more effective.

“Centres for the elimination of violence against women will also be established in DG Khan and Faisalabad after Lahore and Rawalpindi,” the CM announced.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar listened to the problems of different delegations belonging to DG Khan and other cities and directed for early resolution to their problems.

Talking to them, the CM reiterated that he strives to resolve the problems of the general public and is also visiting different cities and towns to help resolve public issues at their doorstep.

The past government meted out a step-motherly treatment to the backward districts as the personal projection was their only agenda; he regretted and asserted that the incumbent government believes in performance and service-delivery instead of personal projection.

The Punjab government has made fewer claims while performing more during the last three years and this is the reason that backward areas are part of the development process, he stressed.

As a result of the concerted efforts, the quality of life of the common man is improving, concluded the CM.

The visitors thanked the CM for his human-centred approach adding that the fate of the backward areas is transformed due to the chief minister who is the guardian of their rights.

Meanwhile, CM Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting to consider the recommendations about launch of new transport system in different cities as well as fixing of orange line metro fare according to the travelled destinations.

The meeting also reviewed the proposal to start double-decker buses in big cities. He directed to present comprehensive recommendations before the cabinet meeting to take a final decision.

Recommendations have been devised to determine the orange line metro train’s fare in proportion to distance.

The meeting decided that environment-friendly electric buses will be introduced in Lahore, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur and Faisalabad along with the start of a technology-based latest bus system.

Similarly, the scope of Punjab Transport Company will be extended to the remote areas of the province.

Meanwhile, CM Usman Buzdar will lay the foundation stone of Shahkam flyover project on Tuesday. This 606 metres long three-lane project will be completed in 10 months with Rs4.23 billion to ease signal-free movement of 120,000 vehicles on a daily basis.

Meanwhile, CM Usman Buzdar presented a cheque for Rs1 million to Muhammad Taqi, Yusuf Ali, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Hassan and Ali Durrani of Ghanche district who climbed the K2 without supplemental oxygen.

The CM congratulated them and termed the climbers as valuable assets. Climbing the K2 with meagre resources is a proud achievement; the CM stated and termed them as the pride of the nation.

On the other hand, CM Usman Buzdar expressed a sense of sorrow and grief over the death of Sahibzada Ziaur Rehman Shami, brother of daily Pakistan’s chief editor Mujeebur Rehman Shami.

The CM extended sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed that may Almighty Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace.

 

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