OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said corruption is eating into the vitals of the country and plundering and maladministration are rampant. Today, Pakistan of aristocracy is distinct than that of the poor. If the process of corruption, oppression and excesses continue, then nothing will be left for the common man. If we want to move ahead, supremacy of law and fair play will have to be upheld, while injustice and corruption will have to be extirpated. He said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Aziz Jehan Begum Trust Complex for blind in Kahna on Monday. MPAs Saiful Malook Khokhar and Mehr Ishtiaq, prominent industrialist Mian Mansha, philanthropists and a large number of people were present. The CM announced Rs 20 million on behalf of the Punjab government and a donation of Rs 5 million on behalf of his family for the Aziz Jehan Begum Trust for the blind. Shahbaz Sharif said dacoities and plundering was continuing for the last 63 years which had created poverty and unemployment. If we want to march forward, we will have to give preference to national interest over our personal interest. Plundering of national resources is also a dacoity over the rights of poor families and disabled children. If the process of oppression, excesses and plundering is continued, Pakistan will never progress, he said, adding that time had come that we should develop indigenous resources by rejecting the foreign aids, move the wheel of industry speedily and promote economic and trade activities. For achieving this goal, the nation should work in unison by making hard work, sincerity and honesty as its motto. That is the only way through which poverty, unemployment and injustice could be eliminated, he added. He congratulated the administration of the Trust and well-to-do people, who also donated generously in the difficult situations and continued this welfare project. Nothing can be more perpetual charity than this, he declared. A trustee of Aziz Jehan Begum Trust for blind Khalil Mian while presenting the welcome address said the CM was taking keen interest in the welfare of the poor and he had taken practical steps for removing the deprivations of the neglected segments of the society. On this occasion Salah-ud-Din Zaidi informed that the cost of project of Aziz Jehan Begum Trust Complex for blind was estimated at Rs 300 million under which 11 buildings would be constructed in this complex. The first building was being inaugurated on Monday, which was constructed at a cost of Rs 20.5 million. The students studying in the school also presented tableau which was highly appreciated by the audience. Later, the CM also inaugurated the Aziz Jehan Begum Trust Complex. Earlier, during the function, a large number of people of the area informed the CM that their land worth billions of rupees had been grabbed in the National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) scam and Major (retd) Habib Ullah Warraich and his family had committed a dacoity on their right in connivance with the revenue staff. Protesting people who were carrying big banners of their demands, demanded justice of the CM, who assured the affectees that provision of justice to them was the responsibility of the government and justice would be provided to them at all cost.