Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday blamed that the past rulers spared no effort to devastate the country by playing havoc with the economy.
The chief minister regretted that institutions were weakened in the past for the sake of personal interest while national interest and public needs were neglected in policies formulation. Every child is indebted today due to the wrong policies of the past governments as nothing was done for the welfare of the indigent strata, he said. The incumbent government has to make difficult decisions to rectify institutional discrepancies, the CM maintained. It is sanguine that decisions are taken in the larger interest of the country and to attend to public needs, he stated. Good future is knocking at the doors as Pakistan is fast moving towards its real destination.
Usman Buzdar maintained that the dream of a new and prosperous Pakistan was being transformed under the leadership of PM Imran Khan. The country will fast moving forward and political opponents will leave behind as their conspiracies have been frustrated. The CM stated that the needs and requirements of every district have been identified and a separate development package is being devised for every city in consultation with the concerned parliamentarians. He reiterated that every citizen will be provided free medical facilities in the province under universal health coverage by December 2021.
It is the flagship initiative as the PTI government is committed to serving every citizen while fulfilling every decision made with the people, he continued. Alongside, the CM added that an agreement has been signed with NESPAK for a feasible study of dams over 13 hilly areas to store the hill-torrents’ gushing water in tribal areas of Rajanpur and DG Khan. The government has provided a sum of 1.25 billion rupees for this purpose, he appended.
Giving further details, he said four intermediate dams will be constructed in Koh-e-Suleman area to irrigate more than 2 lac acres of land. The pilot project will be started in the month of June as water reservoirs will be constructed in the areas of Hathi Morr, Jalebi Morr, Khar Munroe and Thalang in the first phase, he added.
The CM stated that the network of shelter homes and almonries has been established to facilitate the hoi polloi while the scope of almonries was being expanded in remote areas because the impecunious stratum deserves special attention of the society. The PTI government is the strong supporter of the disfranchised segments and the responsibility of the welfare of the homeless persons will be fulfilled, concluded the CM.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar strongly condemned terrorists attack at a check post in South Waziristan and paid tributes to the four martyred security officials. The CM paid tributes to the martyred Lance Naik Imran Ali, Sepoys Atif Jahangir, Anis-ur-Rehman, Aziz and extended sympathies to their bereaved heirs. The brave sons have foiled the nefarious designs of the terrorists by packing them to hell. The martyrs are an asset and the nation cannot forget their sacrifices as peace has been restored due to the immortal sacrifices of the martyrs, he said.
A handful of terrorists cannot weaken the strong commitment of the nation and all the sympathies of Pakistani nation is with martyrs’ heirs, concluded the CM.