LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan can be transformed in accordance with the ideals of Quaid-e-Azam only through hard work, dedication and commitment in every sector of life. Shahbaz was addressing a ceremony to award shields to the officers and officials of the departments, which took part in Saggian Interchange project at CM Secretariat on Friday. Commissioner Lahore Division, Secretary Communications, District Coordination Officer Lahore and senior officers of National Logistic Cell, Nespak and other departments were present. The CM said that all departments concerned deserve credit for the timely and quality completion of Saggian Interchange and the project will prove to be a milestone in the development and progress of the province. He said all cities of Northern Punjab will benefit from this project. Shahbaz said besides provision of education, health and other basic facilities, the government was also taking solid measures for infrastructure development and a number of projects were being executed expeditiously in this regard. He said infrastructure development will not only help in rapid progress of the province but will also result in generation of job opportunities. He said a comprehensive policy has been adopted to check delay in the execution of development schemes and all concerned departments have been directed to ensure timely and quality completion of uplift projects. The chief minister said government had to bear additional expenditure of billions of rupees due to delay in the implementation of development schemes in the past and there was hardly any project, which was completed within timeframe. He said that utilization of every penny of public money in a transparent manner is being ensured and third-party audit system has been introduced in the implementation of all mega projects. He said Multan Road project will also be taken in hand shortly and a high standard of construction work will be maintained. He said that Liberty Parking Plaza will also be completed this year which will not only help in streamlining traffic system but will also result in better facilities to the citizens. Commissioner Lahore Division Khusro Pervaiz Khan, Secretary Communication and Works Wasim Mukhtar, DCO Lahore Sajjad Ahmad Bhutta, Brig. Shahid Majeed of National Logistic Cell and officers of other departments while expressing their views, said that Saggian Interchange project is a result of excellent teamwork and latest technology has been used in the execution of the project. He said the park adjacent to the Interchange is also being raised to international standard. He said that Saggian Interchange is an important project of Ring Road and its completion will yield far-reaching results. The meeting also appreciated the services of former Secretary Communications Fawad Hassan Fawad regarding completion of the project. Commissioner Lahore Division said that future projects will also be completed with the same spirit of dedication and hard work. Later, the CM gave away shields to the officers.