Lahore, June 12, 2017 (PPI-OT):Members of the Punjab Assembly belonging to different districts of the province called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif at his Assembly Chamber, here today. While talking to the Assembly Members, the Chief Minister said that Punjab government has presented a wonderful budget for the financial year 2017-18 and maintained that it will ensure balanced and speedy development. Adding that special attention has been focused on important sectors including education and healthcare, provision of clean drinking water as well as different social sectors, he further said that record funds have been allocated for rural and less developed areas of the province.
Similarly, historic resources have been earmarked for improving the quality of life of the people belonging to southern Punjab. It is heartening that ratio of development funds is much more as compared with the population of southern Punjab. He told that clean drinking water programme will be initiated from all the tehsils of southern Punjab with an amount of Rs.25 billion. Similarly, work on Khanewal-Lodhran road has been started with an amount of Rs.22 billion. Meanwhile, Muzaffargarh-DG Khan dual carriageway will be completed this year with a cost of Rs.17 billion.
The Chief Minister observed that implementation on the huge annual development programme amounting to Rs.635 billion will usher in a new era of development and prosperity; adding that merit, transparency and honesty based culture has been promoted, while the menace of nepotism, corruption and illegal gratification has been eliminated from the society. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the journey of selfless public service to the people has been furthered.
He said that projects have been completed despite obstacles with quality and speed, while the sit-ins party put the journey of national development at stake for personal gains. It conspired against national development and prosperity and ignored the interests of 20 crore people of the country. Similarly, another conspiracy was hatched to damage the country through lockdown; but due to support of the people and blessings of Allah Almighty, these conspiracies remained unsuccessful.
He said that corruption records were made in development projects in previous regimes but PML-N government set new records of transparency, quality and speed. No opponent can put finger at development projects. He said that destinations become easy when one moves on with honesty, passion and determination. The last four years of PML-N government is the story of these pure emotions.
He asked the Assembly Members to strive for the solution of problems of the people and told that timely completion of development projects along with proper utilization of funds is also their responsibility. Pakistan is our country and striving for its development and prosperity is the collective responsibility. There is no room for chaos or the politics of anarchy in the country and the political elements who obstructed development and prosperity through their negative politics are now fully exposed.
He said that PML-N government will win the next elections because it has served the people selflessly under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the agenda of public service has been furthered as a sacred mission. The members of the assembly who called on the Chief Minister included Chaudhry Mohsin Ashraf, Abu Hafsa M. Ghausuddin, Rana Munawar Hussain, Sardar Qaiser Abbas Khan Magsi, Chaudhry Shabir Ahmed Gujjar, Pir Ghulam Farid, M Ashraf Warraich, Bao Akhtar Ali, Ahmed Khan Baloch and others.
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