Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Sunday declared that development is the right of all districts of the province, especially the backward ones and no city or area will remain deprived of this right now.
“Former rulers spent development funds meant for the development of backward areas on their cities of choice and composite development were totally ignored though unjustifiable distribution of funds.”
Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar was talking with members of the Punjab Assembly who called on him at the CM’s Secretariat on Sunday.
The MPAs greeted the CM on presenting people, farmers, labourers, industrialists and employees friendly budget.
They were of the view that under the leadership of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, the Punjab government has given a comprehensive roadmap for the sustainable development of the province.
The Annual Development Program of Rs560 billion will usher in a new era of progress and prosperity in the province.
They said that CM’s vision for composite development is a good omen as a separate development package for each district will redress the grievances and deprivations of respective areas.
On the occasion, the chief minister pointed out that wrong policies and self-exhibitory projects have created a clear division between backward and developed districts.
He stated that the incumbent government has eradicated this injustice and put the country on the road to progress and development. The present government has taken several steps for the welfare of the people.
Simplifying governmental affairs has significantly reduced its spending. Our direction is right and the intentions are good.
Those who met the chief minister included MPA Nazir Ahmad Khan, Raza Hussain Bukhari, Raja Yawar Kamal Khan, Sardar Aftab Akbar Khan, Muhammad Saleem Akhtar and Mian Tariq Abdullah.
Meanwhile, a delegation of lawyers led by Insaf Lawyers Forum President Umair Niazi called on Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. Punjab Advocate General Ahmad Owais was also present on the occasion.
The chief minister said that he himself is a lawyer and well aware of their problems therefore incumbent government has taken practical measures to resolve the problems of the legal community.
He lauded that Insaf Lawyers Forum has played due role in providing speedy justice, adding that the efforts and services of lawyers for upholding the democratic norms and supremacy of law in the country are commendable.
He further disclosed that Punjab Government has allocated a substantial amount of Rs250 million for Tehsil, District, Divisional and High Court Bar Associations and grant-in-aid cheques have been given away to the associations, recently.
He said that despite the difficult circumstances, the government has provided financial assistance to the lawyers’ community, affected by Coronavirus.
The previous governments completely ignored the problems of the lawyers’ community and only safeguard their vested interests.
The Chief Minister said that soon a grand convention of Insaf Lawyers Forum will be convened in Lahore where a special package for the lawyers’ community will be announced besides distributing Health Cards among them.
MPA Zainab Umair Advocate, President of Insaf Lawyers Forum Punjab Anees Hashmi, Kashif Bashir, Rana Mudassir, Muhammad Ali Kharal, Sheikh Shaukat, Afzal Azeem, Naveed Sohail and other officials were present on this occasion.