Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that provision of relief to the masses and public service are the pivot of politics of the Muslim League-N government and added that resources worth billions of rupees have been provided to improve the quality of life of the people by solving their problems.
He was talking to members of the assembly belonging to different districts of the province who called on him here today. Those who called on the Chief Minister included Ch. Iftikhar Nazir MNA and Members of the Punjab Assembly including Mehr Muhammad Fiaz, Javed Allauddin Sajid and Mian Manzir Hussain Ranjha.
Shahbaz added that transparency, speed and completion of high-quality development projects are characteristics of the Punjab government. The government is working day and night so that Pakistan could be developed a modern state. The government is vigorously pursuing the mission of public service despite impediments and work is being done efficiently and dedicatedly to transform the problems of the masses into relief. In our tenure, a prosperous, peaceful and economically reliant Pakistan has emerged.
The Chief Minister said that development of less developed areas has been especially focused under a strategy of composite development adding that billions of rupees have been spent to provide basic facilities to the masses living in remote areas. He said that when PML-N came to power, the country was plunged into darkness and economically doomed. The long load-shedding hours spanning over 18 hours a day had made the life of the people a living hell and the country was also facing the problem of law & order. Meanwhile, terrorism and energy crisis had badly affected the economy but due to the hard work and continuous efforts of the PML-N, the darkness of load-shedding has been removed. It is minimum rather becomes a part of the history today. He said the consensus decisions made by the political and military leadership have shown positive results and backbone of the terrorists has been broken. Trade, economic and social activities have been enhanced and peace has been restored in the country. He said the hard work done with honesty and zeal during the last more than four years is showing results. We all shall have to work collectively to expedite the national journey of development and prosperity, he added.
Shahbaz said that there is no room for anarchy or the politics of chaos in the present day circumstances as the country needs national unity and cohesion than ever before. The PML-N has always prioritized the politics of norms while the political elements tried to increase the problems of the people through their sit-ins. He said that instead of making any hollow claims of public service, the government has made practical steps for the welfare of the people and a network of development projects has been spread in the province. Due to the completion of development schemes, an era of prosperity will usher in. He said that basic facilities have been provided to the people at their doorstep and the masses are fully benefitting from the fruits of development.
The Chief Minister said that the claimants of change have not given anything to the people except deprivations as they have wasted all their time in negative politics and sit-ins. He said that sit-ins, the politics of allegations or jugglery are no service to the people but serving the ailing humanity is a sacred deed and added that we are serving the people as a noble deed. Our life and death rests with the people and as long as we are alive, we shall continue to serve the people, he added. He said that resources are the trust of the people and every penny is being utilized honestly for public welfare. The world is astonished at the speedy completion of energy projects.