PTI fulfilled its promise made with people: CM

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Says PDM has no concrete welfare agenda but to deceive people

Staff Reporter

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday reiterated his government’s resolve that the PTI government believes in composite development and development projects have been launched in line with the genuine public needs and requirements for different areas.

The chief minister vowed that no area will remain deprive of development, adding that backward areas are given equal importance in the development journey.

“Development is the fundamental right of the people of south Punjab which has been returned to them by the PTI government,” he continued.

The Punjab cabinet has approved rules of business of the south Punjab secretariat and the government has fulfilled its promise by giving administrative autonomy to it, he stated.

The CM regretted that the past government befooled the people of south Punjab with empty slogans and shifted south Punjab funds for projects of choice.

The PTI government has allocated a ring-fenced budget of Rs189 billion to ensure balanced development in the south Punjab districts, he claimed and added that foundation stone of the south Punjab secretariat will be laid soon in Bahawalpur while a separate ADP book is also printed for the region.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar termed PDM as an unnatural group of political robber-barons with no concrete agenda but to deceive the people. The CM maintained that PDM comprises of political opportunists whose every conspiracy has been failed.

This unnatural union is worthless before the transparent politics of PM Imran Khan; he said and advised it to adopt positive political behaviour instead of wasting energies in anarchistic politics. The PDM is wasting time in lip service while ignoring that the PTI-led government is stronger than before and it will also win the next elections, concluded the CM.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar directed to initiate crackdown on those involved in an artificial price hike and directed the provincial price control committee to take necessary steps against hoarders and illegal profiteers in the province.

The chief minister directed the administration to actively work for providing substantial relief to the general public. The DCs should personally monitor the price control steps and quality, as well as prices of essential items, be regularly monitored in Sunday bazaars, he added.

The provincial cabinet committee for price control should ensure that essential items are available at fixed rates and action be initiated against those involved in the artificial price hike, the CM directed.

The people cannot be left at the mercy of illegal profiteers and the profiteering mafia will not be allowed to act at will, he stressed.

The government will fully protect the interests of the common man and every possible step will be taken to give relief to the masses, he affirmed.

Necessary administrative steps will be taken to stabilize the prices of essential items and no negligence will be tolerated in this regard. An illegal increase in the prices of essential items will not be tolerated, concluded the CM.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar congratulated Haider Ali for winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.

The chief minister said that Haider Ali has brought laurels home by winning a gold medal and added that the whole nation is proud of him.

Pakistani players are not inferior to anybody in skills and talent and I pray to Almighty Allah to grant many more gains to Haider Ali in future, concluded the CM.

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