LAHORE - Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that PML-N government will take public welfare steps more than it did during the previous tenure and make Punjab a model province by setting new records of hard work, honesty and service. The CM expressed these views while talking to Members National and the Provincial Assembly hailing from various districts, who called on him here on Saturday. The parliamentarians also apprised the chief minister about the progress made in the development works in their respective constituencies.He said in order to live up to expectations of the people, national obligation of public service will be discharged with utmost devotion. The chief minister said that Pakistan is rich in natural resources and has talented manpower, using which the country can achieve huge progress. For the sake of economic progress and to put economy on the right track the government took tough decisions over the last six months which have today begun to yield positive results, he claimed. He said the Punjab government has set glorious example of good governance by promoting merit and transparency in the province. He expressed the hope that PML-N government will steer the country out of quagmire of problems and put it on the road to progress and prosperity through common approach and collective efforts.Shahbaz said government is working round the clock for the welfare of the people and providing relief to them. He counted computerisation of land record to get rid of the corrupt patwar culture, Rs 10billion filtration plants to provide potable water to every citizen and energy schemes as few major initiatives of the government towards welfare of the people. Shahbaz said former rulers did not pay any attention to overcome energy problem during their tenure. However, he said, PML-N government is taking steps on war-footing for coping with energy crisis. He said, “Political and economic slavery is not our fate and the government will change the destiny of the country and the nation through continuous work, tireless efforts and collective wisdom. He said poverty will be changed into prosperity and grief into joys. The chief minister said that course of history can be changed by making simplicity, trust, honesty and hard-work as the motto.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 19-Jan-2014 here.