State to protect life, property of public, says CM Directs steps to mitigate public sufferings due road closure


Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Thursday declared that no one will be permitted to disrupt the routine life, saying that the State will fulfil its responsibility of protection of the life and property of the common man.

“I apologize to the people for the difficulties faced by them due to the closure of roads caused by the protest by a banned outfit.”

Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting to review the law & order situation in province and steps taken for the protection of life and property of the people.

The CM directed to take every step to maintain law & order in the province. He asserted that permission cannot be granted to disrupt the routine life.

Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat, SACM Hassan Khawar, chief secretary, IG police, ACS (Home), additional IG (Special Branch) and Principal Secretary to CM attended the meeting.

Meanwhile, PTI leader Mehdi Bhatti and MNA Shaukat Bhatti called on Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and discussed Hafizabad development package and constituency related problems.

The CM emphasized that the government is committed to developing every area as it believes in inclusive development.

Resources have not been kept limited to some specific cities like the past; he held and added that backward areas are being developed to ensure inclusive development.

Most of the areas, including Hafizabad, were badly ignored in the past, the CM regretted and asserted that the PTI encouraged the policy of balanced development so that no area is left behind.

The remote and backward areas have equal rights over the development process and Hafizabad’s development schemes will be timely completed, the CM assured.

On the other hand, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar congratulated the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish people on the republic day and said Pakistanis equally share the joys of their Turkish brethren.

In his message of felicitations to Turkish ambassador Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul for extending an invitation to attend the republic day celebration, the CM Usman Buzdar said Pakistan and Turkey are interlinked in strong bonds of friendship and brotherhood.

Turkey has always extended full support to Pakistan in an hour of trial and Pakistan-Turkey relations have been further expanded in the tenure of incumbent PM Imran Khan, he added.

Pakistan is also thankful to Turkey for its principled stance over the core issue of Kashmir, concluded the CM.

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