Financial transparency key to prosperity, development: CM

Salim Ahmed

Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Dr. Hasan Askari has said that cultivation of the culture of savings in public sector departments is need of the hour as financial transparency is key to prosperity and development.
Addressing a high-level meeting at Civil Secretariat through video link here today, Dr. Hasan Askari said that public funds are a trust of the people and they should be utilized with utmost prudence.
The public sector departments should ensure financial discipline and observance of relevant rules and regulations, he said. He made it clear that no restriction has been imposed on release of funds for on-going development projects and added that caretaker government has performed different matters pertaining to budget and development with utmost transparency and remaining within its mandate. He said that ongoing development schemes should be completed as soon as possible keeping in view the solution of problems of the people. He said that an effort has been made to provide necessary relief to the people while remaining within the limited mandate and constitutional obligations. The meeting took a detailed review of financial matters of different departments.
Caretaker provincial ministers Zia Haider Rizvi, Zafar Mahmood, ACS and concerned secretaries attended the meeting from civil secretariat.

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