Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar Thursday said the government’s next annual development programme (ADP) would fully portray Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) manifesto and also ensure composite development of different areas of the province.
He was presiding over a high-level meeting at Civil Secretariat. The meeting took a detailed review of different priorities relating to provincial annual development programme of remaining eight months of the current fiscal year.
The chief minister said that development of social sector would be given importance in the annual development programme. “Durable development of different sectors including education, healthcare and clean drinking water are our important priorities and a realistic ADP had been designed for these sectors,” he added.
He said that priorities had been identified for progress and prosperity of the people and a realistic development programme had been devised that would directly benefit the general public.
“Special attention will be paid to empower the youth,” he said, adding that youth were the vanguards of the PTI and launch of a special program was being reviewed for their benefit.
He said, people living in southern Punjab and other underdeveloped areas would be given their rights and more funds would be provided for the development of deprived areas.
Provincial Finance Minister Hasham Jawan Bakht, chief secretary, chairman P&D, secretary finance and concerned officials attended the meeting.
Punjab chief minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that continuous hard work is being done to wriggle the country out of difficult situation and people will soon witness a prosperous and a changed Pakistan around them because prime minister Imran Khan is fully committed to bring the country out of every crisis.
Those who are engaged in criticism for the sake of criticism are not well-wishers of the country. A policy of zero-tolerance has been adopted for the eradication of corruption from the country and no stone will be left unturned for bringing real change in Pakistan. The PTI government is following the policy of transparency and merit and prime minister Imran Khan will change the destiny of the nation.
This was stated by him during his meetings with provincial ministers and assembly members who called on him at civil secretariat, here Thursday. Those who met the chief minister included provincial minister for disaster management Mian Khalid Mahmood, forests minister Sardar Muhammad Sibtain Khan, MNAs namely Khawaja Sheraz, Shaukat Bhatti and Muhammad Ali Awan MPA.
During the meeting of chief minister with forest minister, issues relating to ongoing tree plantation campaign and operation against land grabbers were discussed. The chief minister appreciated the performance of forests minister for speedily moving the tree plantation campaign forward.
He also appreciated the efforts of Muhammad Sibtain Khan for retrieving the land of forests department during campaign against encroachments and land grabbing and said that state land will be recovered from the clutches of squatters at every cost.
The powerful land grabbing mafia considered the state land as booty but the PTI government has taken strong action against the powerful mafia soon after coming into power and thousands of kanals state land has been recovered having a value of billions of rupees. Indiscriminate action against the powerful cabal will be continued, he added.
He said that tree plantation is a social charity and government is promoting this campaign as a beneficial societal movement to benefit the people. A positive policy has been adopted to achieve targets and the clean and green Pakistan program is moving forward with success.