Ex-rulers spent time boasting about fake achievements: CM


Says Punjab put on path to prosperity through reforms in different sectors

Amraiz Khan

Pakistan is moving towards its destination as holistic reforms have been introduced in different sectors besides starting public welfare projects

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday regretted that the past governments performed less while constantly boasting about their achievements.

“They ignored public needs while starting exhibitory projects and Pakistan was deviated from its destination due to their wrong policies.”

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was talking with parliamentarian including MNA Aurangzeb Khichi Provincial Minister Jehanzeb Khichi, MPAs – Syed Abbas Ali Shah, Iftikhar Gondal, Ghazanfar Abbas Chheena and others who called on CM.

They discussed different matters with the CM and greeted him over the PTI success in PP-38 by-poll.

Talking on the occasion, the CM pointed out that land grabbers were officially patronized in the past but the incumbent government has initiated across the board action against all such squatters.

“State lands worth more than Rs450 billion have been retrieved in a short time”, he informed and added that the retrieved land is being utilized for public welfare.

“Pakistan is moving towards its destination as holistic reforms have been introduced in different sectors besides starting public welfare projects in a short period of three years,” he maintained and added that he will continue to resolve issues of parliamentarians, repeating that public service is his core agenda.

Meanwhile, MPA Asad Khokher called on Chief Minister Sardar Usman. According to the sources the meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere and it was decided to make Asad Khokhar the provincial minister.

A notification has been issued in this regard. Asad Khokhar will take oath as a minister at Governor House on Saturday (today).

Meanwhile, Upon the directions of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has started a program to dole out model food stalls to the needy people to help them earn an honourable livelihood.

CM Usman Buzdar distributed documents of model food stalls to the needy persons at his office on Friday.

He also distributed commendation certificates to the PFA officials and appreciated that the authority has emerged as a valuable institution to provide hygienic and adulteration-free food items to the citizens. DG PFA Rafaqat Ali briefed the CM about the departmental performance.

The CM said that the PTI government has introduced important reforms while improving the operational capacity of the authority.

He appreciated that PFA’s R&D section has developed its food testing kit and the scope of medical screening of people attached with food businesses will be further extended to ten different districts.

Similarly, milk testing labs are being established in Multan and Rawalpindi and legislation will also be made to make adulteration a non-bailable offence, he added. Two latest food labs will be set up in south Punjab, the CM affirmed.

Provincial Ministers Mian Mahmoodur Rashid, Dr Yasmin Rashid, Mian Aslam Iqbal, Murad Raas, food secretary and others were also present.

Meanwhile, Special Coordinator to CM on Political Affairs Auon Chaudhry called on CM Usman Buzdar. According to the sources, the meeting was held in a pleasant atmosphere.

The special coordinator on political affairs has been de-notified from his post and CM office has issued notification in this regard.

According to sources, the Chief Minister’s Office has not received resignation of Special Coordinator Auon Chaudhry.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has accepted the resignation of Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan as Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information. The Chief Minister’s Office has issued a notification in this regard.

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