LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch. Pervaiz Elahi during a meeting at Punjab Assembly here on Thursday discussed matters of mutual interests and also agreed to jointly counter the propagandists besides taking the journey of public service forward.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said on the occasion that critics would be left behind and ‘Naya Pakistan’ would continue to move forward under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He regretted that the critics were engaged in propaganda while the best relationship existed with the coalition ally PML-Q. The CM maintained that the PTI-led government had rightly identified the

public priorities and the Punjab province was moving towards real change in accordance with the vision of the Prime Minister.

He added that the government was engaged in a public welfare agenda which the past rulers had failed to fulfill even with years in office, and hence the public interest was tremendously jeopardised due to wrong policies.

Speaker PA Ch. Pervaiz Elahi said that designs of those fascinated about differences in the government alliance would not be fulfilled. The province was despoiled and it was bankrupted due to the wrong policies of the past government, he said and added that the common man had faced consequences of delay in public welfare projects.

Pervaiz Elahi said that PML-Q was an ally of the PTI and would jointly continue to work for public welfare.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Speaker Ch. Pervaiz Elahi also chaired a meeting at Punjab Assembly to review progress on MPAs’ hostel building and new Punjab Assembly building project.

The CM urged the early completion of the new Punjab Assembly building and gave the deadline of September for completing the work, and said there was no justification for delay given the availability of funds.

He expressed displeasure over the failure in completing the work within the stipulated period and directed that the backlog should be filled with continuous work.

He assured that the Punjab government would continue its full support with regard to the remaining work of the new building. He said that the government would provide funds on priority for completion of the state-of-the-art building.

Usman Buzdar regretted that past rulers gave preference to their personal likes and dislikes even in public welfare projects.

The CM directed that the MPAs hostel should also be completed at the earliest.

Ch. Pervaiz Elahi appreciated the support of the CM Punjab with regard to the construction of new Punjab Assembly building and hostel. The MPAs hostel’s basement would accommodate 600 vehicles. The past rulers willingly delayed the new building project which resulted in wastage of public money and construct cost was also increased. A gap had occurred due to coronavirus outbreak but there was a need to take forward this project speedily, he added.  Provincial Law Minister Raja Basharat, Chairman P&D, Secretary C&W, Secretary Finance, Secretary Punjab Assembly and others attended the meeting.