LAHORE Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said public service is the mission of Pakistan Muslim League-N, and for this purpose, record funds have been allocated in the budget of current fiscal year to provide basic facilities to the people and to raise their living standard. Development projects are being completed in less developed areas on priority basis to bring them at par with the developed ones and to remove sense of deprivation of the people of these areas, he said, while talking to assembly members from various districts at CMs Secretariat here on Thursday. The assembly members informed the CM about the development schemes and welfare projects being carried out in their areas and the problems of the people. MNA Muhammad Balighur Rehman and Ch Muhammad Bargees Tahir, MPAs Sanaullah Masti Khel, Malik Adil Hussain Utra and Hafiz Muhammad Nauman called on the CM. While urging the public representatives to utilise all their energies to address problems of the people, the CM said the Punjab government was implementing an effective strategy to eliminate poverty, ignorance and unemployment, provide quick justice, protect life and property of citizens and to provide facilities to the poor. Steps taken for the economic recovery of the province, welfare of the people, promotion of education and other sectors of social development have started yielding positive results, he added, while enumerating steps like setting up IT labs in schools, establishment of Punjab Educational Endowment Fund, Danish Schools, encouragement of students and teachers, promotion of curricular and extra-curricular activities and training of teachers, and hoping that these would leave a far-reaching impact on education sector. Rapid development is not possible without promotion of education and keeping in view this fact the government is attaching top priority to the uplift of this sector. Funds allocated for the education sector in the current fiscal year are 12 percent more than the previous year, he mentioned. The CM observed that no society could progress without rule of law and quick dispensation of justice and only those nations had achieved success which upheld justice. He further mentioned that unprecedented welfare programmes had been launched to alleviate poverty and to address problems of the deprived segments of the society. The Sasti Roti Scheme is a blessing for the poor, labourers, farmers, orphans and widows and the government will continue serving humanity. The Sasti Roti Dastarkhawn programme has also been started with the help of philanthropists. Thousands of people are benefiting from the Dastarkhawn, he said, while mentioning that an effective strategy had been adopted to remove flaws in the Sasti Roti Scheme and besides setting up monitoring teams at various levels, participation of people of all segments of the society had been ensured in this scheme. He stressed upon assembly members to closely monitor the Scheme and Dastarkhawn in their respective areas.