Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting of Cabinet Sub-Committee on Law and Order, here today which reviewed in detail the steps being taken for the protection of life and property of the citizens and overall law and order situation. The Chief Minister gave “Shahbash” to Cabinet Sub-Committee, Police and Administration on ensuring law and order at-mosphere during Muharram-ul-Haram and the pro-cessions last days.
He said that all concerned institutions and de-partments ensured environment of law and order during Muharram-ul-Haram by performing their duties in an active manner. He said that the state institutions also performed their duties efficiently during protests in previous days and did not allow anyone to create hurdle in the daily routine of the people, upon which, he congratulate Cabinet Sub-committee on Law and Order, Police and Admini-stration for ensuring the atmosphere of public peace.
He said that with the blessings of Allah Al-mighty and due to their hard work, no untoward incident occurred during Muharram-ul-Haram and their role is appreciable on performing their duty of protection of life and property of the people effi-ciently. Shahbaz Sharif said that protection of life and property of the people is basic responsibility of the state and no effort should be spared in ensuring the supremacy of law and justice. He said that if there will be peace, Pakistan will move forward and people want peace in the country and no hindrance in their routine matters. He directed indiscrimination action against those taking law in their hand and said that no one will be allowed to take law in ones hand.
He said that encouragement of employees and the institutions has resulted in improvement of the performance of the departments. Provincial Minis-ters Rana Sanaullah, Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Rana Mashhood, Malik Nadeem Kamran, Bilal Yasin, MNA Hamza Shahbaz, Spokesman Punjab government Zaeem Hussain Qadri, Special Assistant Rana Maqbool Ahmed, Inspector General Police, Secretaries of concerned departments, police officials and senior officers of law enforcement agencies attended the meeting while Divisional Commissioners, RPOs, DCOs and DPOs partici-pated in the meeting through video link from their respective districts.
Meanwhile, it is reported that Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here today and discussed matters of mutual interest, political situation of the country and promotion of inter-provincial harmony. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Pakistan is all of us and we have to work jointly for its progress. He said that the people living in KPK are our brethren and Punjab government has included talented boy and girl students of KPK and other provinces in its educational programmes. He said that this step of Punjab government is resulting in the promotion of national solidarity, brotherhood and interprovincial harmony.
He said that the journey of progress and prosperity will be speedily forwarded under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.