South Punjab Secretariat’s poor show draws Buzdar ire

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Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar on Sunday expressed his dismay and anger over the poor performance of the South Punjab Secretariat and strongly admonished the officers concerned for not resolving public issues in time.

Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar presided over an important meeting of the secretaries posted in various departments of the South Punjab Secretariat held at Chief Minister’s Office on Sunday.

He asked the secretaries concerned to take effective steps to resolve the public issues immediately and warned strict action will be taken against those responsible for negligence and delay in projects.

“The officers posted in South Punjab Secretariat should deliver on public welfare projects and these projects should be completed on time,” the Punjab CM said. Usman Buzdar said he will continue to encourage honest officers.

“I will not compromise on the quality of the projects and will ensure third-party monitoring and transparency also,” he added.

The Punjab chief executive told the South Punjab bureaucracy that his government has made a separate South Punjab Secretariat so people should not have to come to Lahore for the redressal of their problems.

In the meeting, Health Secretary, Finance Secretary, Planning and Development Secretary, Local Government Secretary, Housing Secretary, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Secretary, Agriculture Secretary, Livestock and Dairy Development Secretary, Services and General Administration Department Secretary, Law Secretary.

Construction and Communications Secretary, Irrigation Secretary, Education Secretary, Forests Secretary and Additional Secretary Home were present.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar reiterated that public service is my mission and I will go to the last extent for its completion.

Projects of Public welfare will be completed within the stipulated time frame.

The performance of the Sothern Punjab Secretariat will be further improved.

He said that a separate secretariat has been set up for resolving the peoples’ problems at their doorstep.

Usman Buzdar in a statement said that conspiratorial elements are once again hatching conspiracies to create an obstacle in the development journey of Punjab.

He said that these elements were failed in the past and they will meet the same fate in future as well.

Those who are criticizing for the sake of criticism, do not want a solution to people’s problems. Usman Buzdar said that he will not relax until the grievances of the people are redressed.

Meanwhile, CM Usman Buzdar has said that respect of women is a part of our social and religious norms.

West cannot even imagine the rights which have been awarded to the women in Islam.

Allah Almighty has given respect to the women by making her custodian of beautiful relations like mother, daughter and sister.

In his message on the occasion of World Women’s Rights Day, the Chief Minister said that women are approximately 50% of the population of Pakistan.

He said that role of women in practical life for the socio-economic development of the country cannot be neglected.

Previous governments did not take any positive step to include women in the national mainstream.