CPEC to strengthen national economy: Rajwana

Multan

Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafique Rajwana on Sunday said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would strengthen the national economy and bring about prosperity in the country.
The policies and mega projects of the incumbent government had improved law and order in the country and the CPEC would also create opportunities of employment for the masses, he said.
The governor was talking to politicians, including Maulana Asad, the son of Maulana Fazalur Rehman, Provincial Minister for Zakat and Ushr Naghma Mushtaq, MPA Ehsanuddin Qureshi and others here at the Circuit House.
He said the Metro Bus Service had enhanced beauty of the city which was facilitating thousands of people daily. Rajwana said the government was equally focusing on education, health, sewerage and safe drinking water facilities.
A comprehensive mechanism had been adopted to address problems of the masses, the governor said and added that the country would be in the list of developed countries very soon. He lauded Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif for their matchless services for people. On this occasion, the governor also listened to public problems and issued orders.
Punjab Governor Malik Rafique Rajwana Earlier, said all possible resources would be utilised to make the local body system a success. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of UCs chairmen, vice chairmen and councillors led by MPA Rana Mahmoodul Hassan here at the Circuit House on Saturday.
He said people’s problems could be resolved easily through local body institutions and urged representatives to serve the masses. He said the NESPAK had started to prepare a master plan to overcome sewerage issue, adding the government was also paying special focus on health sector and national health scheme would be launched here soon.
He said Multan Kidney Centre would be made fully operational soon while efforts were being made for a cardiology hospital in DG Khan. He said roads were being constructed to link villages with cities so that growers could easily reach markets.
Earlier, addressing a ceremony held in connection with the International Customs Day held at Alhamra Hall he said the World Customs Organisation (WCO) has dedicated 2017 for enhanced enforcement under the slogan “Data Analysis for effective border management”.
He said information technology was the best tool for data analysis. It was good that the customs department has made good use of information technology and over the years, it has made great strides in the field of automation by developing one of the best custom clearance systems in the region, the governor remarked.
Rajwana said it was a matter of great satisfaction that automation had been made to develop linkages with other departments and it would ensure more transparency and facilities for the business community.
The governor congratulated the customs department on the inauguration of a software to check smuggling. The software has been developed in collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology Board to monitor smuggling activities.
“The country is moving towards progress and the sacrifices of the Pakistan Army soldiers, innocent children of Army Public School, Peshawar, students of Charsadda University and law enforcement agencies will not go to waste,” the governor said.
He said the Overseas Pakistanis Commission has also been set up which was working to redress the problems of the overseas Pakistanis on priority basis. Rajawna said the government was well aware of the problems of expatriates and all possible steps were being taken to resolve their issues.
Later, the governor also visited the exhibition of posters on “Role of Customs department in development of Pakistan”.—APP

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