PDM about to wither away, says Buzdar Says he is custodian of rights of backward areas and will fight for their prosperity

Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Thursday maintained that the opposition parties alliance will not succeed as it is based on mutual distrust, saying that the unnatural alliance of PDM will go to rack and ruin soon.

“The PDM is facing internal strife from the day of its birth as there is a lack of trust among its leadership, the chief minister claimed, adding that the PDM is also trying to evade long march like the previous threat of resignations.

Meanwhile, a number of National Assembly Members including Zain Qureshi and Aurangzeb Khan Khichi, Punjab Transport Minister Jehanzeb Khan Khichi, MPAs – namely Fateh Khaliq, Ch Bilal Asghar, Col (r) Ghazanfar Abbas Shah, Malik Mukhtar Ahmed, Asif Majeed and Mian Muhammad Farukh Mumtaz Maneka called on Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office and discussed their constituency-related problems as well as strategy for the upcoming Senate election.

On the occasion, the chief minister assured to resolve the problems being faced by the people adding that he continues to visit different far-flung areas to know about public problems. I am the custodian of rights of every backward area of the province and will fight for the development and prosperity of all such areas, he added.

The chief minister said that solution to different problems relating to health, education and irrigation sectors is part of government priorities and the problems relating to the provision of clean drinking water and sewerage are also being solved.

The parliamentarians expressed gratitude to the chief minister for announcing development package for the uplift of backward areas of south Punjab Meanwhile, the provincial cabinet meeting which was planned to be held today (Thursday) has been postponed. The new date will be announced later on.

On the other hand, CM Usman Buzdar expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the death of 3 persons due to falling of minaret of an under-construction mosque in Minawan and directed to provide best treatment facilities to the injured. He has also extended sympathies to the heirs and sought a report from the administration.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar congratulated the nation over the successful test of cruise missile Babur-I. In a statement, he paid tributes to scientists added that another milestone has been achieved to safeguard the defence of the country.

Meanwhile, the 49th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Legislative Business, chaired by Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat, was held at the Civil Secretariat here on Thursday with the participation of Senior Member Board of Revenue and secretaries of relevant departments. The committee approved a number of legal amendments and other related issues.

Proposals approved include leasing out the Nazul Land to the Behbood Association Chamba House Lahore, several amendments to the Punjab Stamp Act 1899, granting concessions in height and breast measurement for recruitment in the Punjab Border Military Police and Baloch Levy, subordinating the Ravi Urban Development Authority to the Housing Department, providing financial assistance to Punjab’s bar associations and implementing a framework for private practice in government hospitals with the approval of the Chief Minister.

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