Development always remains priority of PML-N: Shahbaz


Salim Ahmed

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that development and prosperity of the country has always been a priority of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
Talking to PML-N leader and former MNA Hanif Abbasi on Thursday, he said: “On the other side, some of the political opponents have always tried to spread anarchy in the country and they are still engaged in their nefarious designs.”
He said that the sit-in group had always created hurdles in the national development, as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was not desirous of public development or prosperity in the country.
“The anti-development political designs of these elements have fully been exposed before the nation and this is the reason that the opponents of the public welfare have to face failure at every front,” he added.
He said that people were desirous of seeking solution to their problems and prosperity and they would hold accountability of the elements impeding the journey of development during the general election of 2018.
On the other hand, the PML-N government would successfully complete the journey of development and prosperity, concluded the chief minister. Meanwhile, a maiden meeting of the Punjab Women Protection Authority was held here on Thursday with Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif in the chair.
The meeting accorded approval to a proposal of bringing all the district-level Dar-ul-Aman institutions under the control of the Punjab Women Protection Authority.
It also approved different steps to further improve the performance of Violence Against Women Centre, Multan. Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said the Violence Against Women Centre was working in an effective manner in Multan and informed that such institutions would also be set up in every division of the province.
The meeting decided to establish such centres in the divisions of Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi.
The chief minister directed that satellite centres of Violence Against Women Centres be established as well and the Punjab Women Protection Authority should further expedite the project through subordinate committees.
He said the Punjab government had done a momentous job by establishing a state-of-the-art centre for the women victims of torture in Multan.
He said this project was very important with regard to providing justice to female victims of torture as such victims had been given an effective redressal platform. Therefore, the line departments should provide all possible support to the authority and people should also be sensitized about the role and importance of Violence Against Women Centre.
The chief minister directed that comprehensive recommendations be presented in the next meeting for bringing district level Dar-ul-Aman under the control of Punjab Women Protection Authority.
The meeting also reviewed the proposal of setting up a special court in the premises of Multan centre.
DG Punjab Women Protection Authority Salman Sufi gave a briefing about the performance of Violence Against Women Center Multan. He said that out of the 1,088 cases, 802 had been disposed of.
Provincial Ministers Rana Sanaullah, Hameeda Waheed Uddin, Advisor Rana Maqbool, concerned members of the assembly, IG Police and other members of the authority attended the meeting.

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