Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday declared that the enormous work executed in a short period by the PTI government has no precedent in the past 70 years history.
“The incumbent PTI government has delivered a lot more while projecting less, unlike the past rulers who never missed an opportunity to beat the drum for their actions while performing nothing.”
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar was talking to former Sindh chief minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim who called on him and discussed matters of mutual interest.
The chief minister regretted that the past rulers ravaged institutions through political interference merely for their vested interest.
Usman Buzdar highlighted that transfers and postings have been made purely on merit and institutions are fully autonomous to best deliver to the people. “Merit is being encouraged by reversing the culture of personal likes and dislikes,” he remarked.
The chief minister informed Arbab Ghulam Rahim funding for the social sector has been increased and every district will be developed through an annual development program valuing Rs560 billion.
“Other provinces will also be taken along in the journey of development,” concluded the CM.
On the occasion, the former Sindh chief minister appreciated the composite development agenda of the Punjab government and congratulated Usman Buzdar over presenting a public-friendly budget to boost equitable development.
The Punjab government has left other provinces behind by devising separate district development packages, he stated.
I wish the Sindh government to follow the Punjab government for ensuring the welfare of the people, he continued.
Tremendous work has been done in Punjab during the last three years and we pray for many more successes of the Punjab government, he commented.
On the other hand, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the death of famed folk singer Allah Ditta Lonay Wala and extended sympathies to his bereaved heirs.
The CM said Allah Ditta Lonay Wala gave a new identity to folk singing and his services for the promotion of folk singing will be remembered for a long time.
The chief minister also condoled the death of the father of columnist Muzamal Suharwardy and extended sympathies to the bereaved heirs.
The CM prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to bereaved heirs to bear the loss with equanimity.
CM Usman Buzdar also condoled the death of father of Dr Kanwal Ameen, VC University of Home Economics Gulberg and extended sympathies to the bereaved family.
CM Usman Buzdar prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the heirs to bear the loss with equanimity.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar sought a report from Commissioner and CCPO Lahore about an incident of cylinder blasts in a Barkat Market shop and directed to investigate the incident.
He directed the line departments to speed up rescue operations and asked the administration to personally monitor the rescue activities.