Govt taking measures to bring ease in common man’s life: Buzdar CM plants sapling to inaugurate monsoon tree plantation campaign


Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Saturday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was taking measures to bring ease in the life of a common man.
Talking to the media after inaugurating tree plantation drive here, he said that provision of ‘Roti’ (bread) at previous price was being ensured and no one would be allowed to increase prices at their own.
He said the PTI government solved problems of journalists on priority basis and the annual grant of the Lahore Press Club has also been increased. No government had given attention to solving problems of the Lahore Press Club in the past, he added.
To a question about the no-trust motion against the Senate chairman, he said the whole process was completed smoothly and senators cast their votes with wisdom and conscience.
Punjab province has done more legislation than any other provincial government, he said.
The chief minister said that transfers and postings of officers were the administrative right of a government and it could exercise its powers whenever required.
The scope of the Sehat Insaf Cards would be increased to others areas of the province. Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed that deserving government employees should also given Sehat Insaf Cards.
About the torture of journalists by the PML-N workers the other day, the chief minister said legal action would be taken against those who were responsible.
Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, Parliamentary Secretary Forests Makhdoom Raza, lawmakers Musarat Cheema, Nadeem Bara, Talat Naqvi, Umal Nabeen, Secretary Forest, Commissioner Lahore Division, Secretary Information, Vice Chairman PHA Yasir Gilani and other officers were also present.
Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Sardar Usman Buzdar Saturday inaugurated the monsoon tree plantation campaign by planting a sapling at China Park, near Sagian Interchange.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that it was a responsibility of every Pakistani to make the campaign successful. As many as 50 crore saplings would be planted in Punjab in five years, while 90 lakh would be planted during the current year, he added.
The billion tree tsunami programme of Prime Minister Imran Khan will prove to be a game-changer for environment, he said adding that currently there were 21 trees per acre in Punjab and the provincial government had set the target to increase the percentage to 28 trees per acre by 2025.
He said that the Forest Department would give 70 per cent subsidy on the tree plantation at 3,950-acre area under the Social Forestry Project. The chief minister urged people to plant maximum saplings to make the country green. He also inspected the stall, set up by the Forest Department. The CM was also briefed on the tree plantation campaign.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Saturday said the nation would remember sacrifices of the police martyrs, who laid down their lives for peace in the country.
In his message on National Police Martyrs Day, he said that the police martyrs were real heroes of the nation, adding the whole nation paid tribute to them.
The chief minister said that the police martyrs played a crucial role in the struggle to make the country peaceful. Police martyrs would live forever in our hearts, he said and added that it was a responsibility of the government to look after the families of police martyrs.
“We have supported families of police martyrs in the past and we will continue doing this in future,” he added.

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