LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that it is the need of the hour to evolve a collective strategy with mutual consultation for the elimination of terrorism rather than indulging in point scoring. Talking to MPAs hailing from various districts on Friday, he said that it was ironic that his proposal regarding evolving a joint strategy to counter terror was being criticised by those who supported the dictator for eight long years. Shahbaz said that Pakistan was facing the worst form of terrorism and was fighting for its survival. He said, The need for unity, harmony and brotherhood is now more than ever. The CM said that Punjab government was implementing a comprehensive programme for the provision of basic amenities to the masses and bringing the deprived segments of the society into the national mainstream. He said that revolutionary measures had been taken for the uplift of education, health, infrastructure and social sectors. He said that mega projects were being executed expeditiously in far-flung and backward areas for removing the sense of deprivation of the people of these areas. He said that in order to provide quality education to the poorest students of backward areas, the project of Daanish schools was being implemented speedily. Shahbaz said that academic activities had started in Daanish schools of Rahim Yar Khan, Hasilpur and Chishtian while four more Daanish schools were being set up in this year. He said that establishment of Daanish schools would not only promote education in backward areas but would also open up new avenue of progress. Shahbaz said that special attention had also been paid to the provision of modern health facilities to the people. He said that mobile health units equipped with latest medical facilities had started operating in flood-affected areas for providing healthcare to the people. He said that 50 more mobile health units were being imported, which would be sent to all tehsils of the province. Shahbaz said that solid measures had been taken for the promotion of medical education and four new medical colleges were being set up in the province. He said that Punjab government had evolved a comprehensive programme for the rehabilitation of flood-hit people and besides revival of the damaged infrastructure in the calamity-hit areas, model villages equipped with all basic amenities were also being constructed for the flood victims. He said that these model villages would be completed within next three months and handed over to devastated people. He said that Pakistan was achieved after numerous sacrifices and collective efforts will have to be made for transforming the country into Islamic welfare state in the real sense. He said that the aim of national progress and prosperity could only be achieved through honesty and hard work. The CM said that government officers should play their due role for timely completion of development projects and pay field visits regularly for the solution of peoples problems instead of sitting in their offices. He said that assembly members should maintain a close contact with the people and spare no effort for resolving their problems. The elected representatives informed the CM of the pace of implementation of ongoing development schemes and the problems of their respective areas. Meanwhile, Director General Rangers Punjab, Major General Muhammad Nawaz called on CM and informed him of the professional activities of Rangers in the province.