Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that transparency and prudent financial management are a conspicuous symbol of the Punjab government as crores of rupees have been saved in development schemes by enforcing strict financial discipline.
No one could point a finger at development projects in the province; he stressed and added that the financial transparency and governance of the Punjab government are worth following for other provinces.
He expressed these views during a meeting with Auditor General of Pakistan Muhammad Ajmal Gondal who called on him on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the PTI-led government has presented the largest development budget in provincial history and the latest technology is utilized to ensure timely utilization of funds.
Similarly, a third-party validation system has also been introduced to maintain high standards and timely funds’ spending, the CM concluded.
Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Ijaz Alam and Youdhister Chohan MPA also called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office.
The CM congratulated Youdhister Chohan on becoming a member of the provincial assembly adding that minorities have always played an active role in national development. The religious minorities enjoy equal rights and instructions have been issued to implement a five percent job quota for minority communities in toto, he stated.
The CM said Rs.2.5 billion is being spent for the welfare of minorities adding that a two percent quota for minority communities’ students will open the doors of higher education in the best institutions to excel in life.