PTI introduces transparency in projects: Buzdar

Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that the PTI government has introduced the culture of transparency in development projects adding that Imran Khan is the only hope of the nation for the redressal of their grievances.

He expressed these views while talking to the MNAs from different constituencies who called on him on Saturday and discussed the overall political situation of the province and different public issues.

They also gave their recommendations and suggestions to the Chief Minister on various development affairs.

The Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that the achievements of Imran Khan and his emergence as an international leader has distraught the opposition.

Usman Buzdar said the politics of corruption and embezzlements has now become a part of the past.

Usman Buzdar reaffirmed that for the public service, he will visit every nook and corner of the province.

projects of water supply and drainage will be gradually complete in all major and small cities. He said due importance has been given to the opinion of women assembly members in development projects as well.

Those who met with the Chief Minister included Ghazanfar Abbas, Amir Anayat Shahani, Ali Akhtar, Adil Pervez, Umar Farooq, Shakeel Shahid, Waris Aziz, Malik Nadim Abbas, Sarfraz Hussein, Saleem Akhtar, Qasim Abbas Khan, Ali Raza Khan, Raza Hussain Bukhari, Mian Alambardar Qureshi, Shahabuddin Khan, Firdous Rana and Abida BiBi.

Meanwhile Chief Minister was given a detailed briefing about Annual Development Projects and other departmental affairs of Agriculture and Livestock Departments in a high-level meeting held on Saturday under his chair.

The Chief Minister directed not to take the fee of Fard Malikiyat for the issuance of Kisaan Card to the cultivators.

Usman Buzdar said that 4 lakh 72 thousand Kisaan Cards have so far been issued to the farmers for the digital subsidy and these numbers will reach one million by the end of the current fiscal year. 1590 input dealers of Kisaan Card are working across the province, said Usman Buzdar.

He said that under the National Program, the projects are being carried out to achieve the maximum production of wheat, sugarcane and rice crops. The scope of drip irrigation and solarization projects is being extended gradually.

Usman Buzdar termed the Agriculture Transformation Plan a revolutionary program in the agri-history of the province. He also directed to pay attention to the olive cultivation in Southern Punjab.

The meeting was informed that Agriculture Researchers of the department have introduced 31 new types of wheat which have the ability to cope with water shortage and diseases. New variety of Palm has also been introduced in the Punjab.

The meeting was further informed that corn, wheat and rice yield has been achieved more than the set target in Punjab.

The meeting was also briefed that Agriculture Extension will be restructured and outsourcec besides setting up of Central of Excellence for the research on rice, wheat, sugarcane and corn.

Minister of Agriculture Syed Hussain Jahanian Gardezi, Minister of Livestock Hasnain Bahadur Draishak, Chairman P&D, Principal Secretary CM, Secretaries of Finance, Agriculture and other concerned departments attended the meeting.

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