LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that consistent efforts will be made for establishment of a new Pakistan.

Punjab will take the lead with regard to implementation of the 100-day plan of Prime Minister Imran Khan and work will be done day and night to achieve targets.

In a statement issued here on Monday, the chief minister said that improvement at government hospitals, provision of free medicines and launch of Insaf Health Card are part of this plan and necessary steps are being taken to introduce reforms in Punjab Police on the pattern of KP Police. He said that a roadmap will be prepared to ensure provision of clean drinking water to every citizen of the country. Similarly, provision of employment opportunities to the jobless, promotion of skill-based education, homes for the homeless and development of backward areas are part of the government priorities, he said. He said that government is focused on the agenda of national development and prosperity and promotion of good governance at every tier. Merit, transparency, simplicity and austerity are our strong commitments and the PTI leadership has set a worth following example in this regard. That is why, a committee has been constituted to promote austerity and to curtail unnecessary expenditure in Punjab, he said.

Usman Buzdar said that every possible effort will be made to materialise the dream of a new Pakistan under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and solid steps will be taken for public welfare in line with the vision of Imran Khan. “We will work very hard to implement the 100-day agenda and the fruit of our hard work will soon be visible to people,” he said. He said that progress on implementation of the 100-day agenda will be monitored because “we are fully committed to fulfilling the promises made with people during elections. Public service is our vision and the promise of social change will be fulfilled by improving quality of life of people”.

Also, Buzdar sought a report from the DPO about an incident of firing by influential people in Head Marala, Sialkot and directed the police to immediately arrest the accused. “No one is above the law and legal action should be initiated against the accused. Effective measures should be taken to stop such incidents in future,” he said.