Paying rich tribute to ‘Poet of the East’ Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal on his 143rd birth anniversary, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzard on Monday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is transforming Pakistan in line with Iqbal’s vision.
CM Usman Buzard said that PM Imran saved the nation from plunderers and corrupt elements. He said that Pakistan will become a welfare state by following the teachings and philosophy of Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar visited the mausoleum of Poet of the East Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal. He laid a floral wreath and offered Fateha, wrote his expressions in the visitors’ book.
Special Assistant to CM on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan accompanied the chief minister.
Usman Buzdar said that Allama Iqbal, through his poetry, gave the message of peace and brotherhood. Pakistan can be succeeded by following thoughts and philosophy of Allama Iqbal. Hope and self-respect are the message of Allama Iqbal. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is a ray of hope for Pakistan. He said that the foundations of New Pakistan have been laid on the principals of justice and realization. Prime Minister Imran Khan is making new Pakistan in accordance with the thoughts of Allama Iqbal. Special Advisor for Information Firdous Ashiq Awan, Commissioner Lahore Division, CCPO, Deputy Commissioner Lahore and officers were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, the CM expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the incident of cylinder blast in a marriage ceremony in district Kohlu of Baluchistan. The chief minister assured the Balochistan government for all possible support in providing treatment for the injured children.
Meanwhile, the CM expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Syed Faizul Hassan Shah, brother of Minister Auqaf and Religious Affairs, Syed Saeedul Hassan Shah.
On the other hand, on the instructions of the CM, a special meeting of the Cabinet Committee for Anti-Corona was held at Chief Minister’s office which took important decisions for protecting the public from the second wave of corona as well as strict implementation on precautionary measures. The Cabinet Committee for Anti-Corona showed great concern over the increase in numbers of corona patients in the province and decided to impose smart lockdown in areas with corona cases.
Minister for Health Dr Yasmeen Rashid, while addressing the meeting informed that the number of positive coronavirus cases is increasing in Punjab and ratio of positive test rate has also increased. She said there are 418 patients are under treatment in public hospitals out of these patients 76 are critical. The health department will buy more PCR kits for corona tests, she added.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said that keeping in view the increasing coronavirus cases and for the wider public interest, it has been decided to impose smart lockdown in the affected areas.