South Punjab Secretariat a historic step by PTI: SACM


Says CM expressed strong indignation over Corona SoPs violation

Amraiz Khan

Special Assistant to Punjab CM on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday termed the foundation laying of the south Punjab secretariat a historic step by the incumbent government, saying it has paved the way for composite development and
prosperity of South Punjab.

The SACM said south Punjab has been given its right by the government and it will be regarded as a historic move to facilitate the people.

It is satisfying that the PTI government has honoured the commitment made with the people and south Punjab has a strong bond of affection with PM Imran Khan and CM Sardar Usman Buzdar, she added.

Meanwhile, the politics of political tricksters have been defeated as they have deceived the people through hollow slogans in the past.

Both the PML-N, as well as the PPP, made a dacoity on the rights of south Punjab, she stated.

They not only misappropriated south Punjab funds but also cheated the common man with empty words.

As a result, the people have defeated the cheaters with the power of their votes, concluded the SACM.

Meanwhile, the SACM said that Chief Minister Usman Buzdar chaired a cabinet committee meeting on corona and reviewed the current situation of corona in each district, adding that coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in Punjab with the highest
number of positive cases in the province.

Talking to the media at DGPR Office here on Tuesday, Dr Firdous said that CM has expressed reservations over the violation of corona SOPs during the month of Ramazan.

She regretted that SOPs are being announced all over the province but not
being implemented in letter and spirit for which the CM has expressed strong indignation.

The SACM said the meeting also reviewed in detail the supply of oxygen and availability of beds in hospitals.

The CM has directed the health minister to increase the number of ventilators. She said the Punjab government has decided to double the
vaccination process in collaboration with the federal government and the health department has been directed to provide complete data by tomorrow.

It has been decided to overcome the delay in vaccine procurement while ensuring transparency. Foreign companies can take part in open bidding after registration with DRAP, she said.

Dr Firdous said the meeting also reviewed the supply of essential items in Ramadan bazaars, adding that there is no shortage of edibles in Punjab.

She said the government will not allow mill owners to increase the price of flour and a committee has been
constituted to review the factors influencing the prices of wheat and flour.

The SACM said that CM has taken notice of mal-administration and delay in the provision of sugar in some cities and ministers are directed to submit their fortnightly report regarding their visits to Ramadan bazaars in their respective areas.