Historic uplift package to bring about prosperity: CM

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Blames prejudice of former rulers added to poverty and deprivation of people

Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Sunday declared that for the first time in the country’s history, the PTI-led Punjab government has introduced a regular and balanced district development package worth Rs360 billion, which will change the common man’s life for better.

“This package will address the grievances of the neglected areas and will revolutionise the life in rural and far-flung areas of the province”, the chief minister pointed out, adding that the previous government postponed the project of the new Punjab Assembly building for 15 years.

Usman Buzdar said that prejudice of the former rulers has resulted in an increase in the cost of the project.

“The PTI government completed this project by providing substantial funds amounting to Rs2.5 billion”, he informed.

Usman Buzdar further stated that work on Wazirabad Cardiology was started in 2006, which was kept pending for 15 years, adding that the incumbent government completed this project by providing funds of Rs3.5 billion and 650,000 patients have so far been treated in this cardiology institute.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the incident of death of a child after being bitten by a stray dog in Liaqatabad area of the City.

The chief minister extended heartfelt sympathies and condolences with the bereaved family and sought a report from commissioner Lahore division about this tragic incident.

The chief minister directed to take legal action after determining the responsible and termed this incident a result of criminal negligence of concern authorities. He further directed to take all possible measures to avoid such incidents in the future.

Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of mother of Sibghat Ullah Shah.

The chief minister extended heartfelt sympathies and condolences with the bereaved family of Peer Pigara.

In his condolence message, the chief minister prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.

Meanwhile, Refresher course on performance auditing for Assistant Audit officers was successfully conducted by Directorate General Performance Audit Wing, Lahore from 14th to 18th June, 2021 virtually via Zoom under the umbrella of Auditor General of Pakistan. This course was actively attended by officers across the country.

The core effort was made to enhance the analytical skills to equip the participants with analytical tools & techniques and to enhance their professional knowledge & capabilities in the regime of performance auditing.

The contents of the course aimed at developing & enhancing core competencies to address the governance, service delivery & accountability issues in order to strengthen the legislature oversight.

A detailed discussion was made regarding issues faced by auditors and incorporating their view point in final report.

In the present challenging environment unless the issues of public service delivery are addressed, the report may not fulfil the demands of stakeholders (Parliament, PAC, public, donor etc.), therefore, efforts were made to train participants to produce comprehensive audit report.

The auditor must be well aware about the queries in mind of stake holders and new challenges in auditing.

In this short course Performance Audit report template and segments was well elaborated to the participants.

Tools and techniques used for developing of PSR and its Components were shared with the participants. Discussion on Quality Management Framework was also very fruitful.

The training module was well planned & comprehensively covered all the important areas and segments of Performance Auditing.

 

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