Punjab Chief Minister’s message on International Day of Senior Citizens

Lahore, August 07, 2017 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that senior citizens enjoy important status in the society as they are the symbol of pride and honor for all of us. Therefore, taking care of them and adoption of benign attitude towards them is our prime responsibility. In a message on the eve of International Day of Senior Citizens, the Chief Minister said that the purpose of celebration of this day is to educate the youth about needs, requirements and problems of senior citizens and added that this day highlights the importance of rights of the elders.

As a nation, we should honor their services for the collective well-being of the family, society as well as the country. The senior citizens are our societal asset and we should not take them as a burden. The protection of rights of the senior citizens is part of the constitution of Pakistan and their respect is also an integral part of societal norms. He pointed out that Islamic teachings give us the lesson of respecting the elders and said that welfare of the senior citizens and protection of their rights is included in our priorities.

He added that all-out resources are being utilized for the solution of their problems. He said that efforts of proactive organizations working for the solution of problems of senior citizens are commendable and paid tributes to the organizations working for the rights of the senior citizens. We should also make a sovereign commitment that effective measures would be adopted to save the senior citizens from any sense of deprivation, concluded the Chief Minister.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
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Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2
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E-mail: info@dgpr.punjab.gov.pk
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