LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said the PML-N government is bringing about revolution of prosperity and development to the country.

“The government is paying special attention to the improvement of less-developed areas for raising the standard of life in those parts,” he said while talking to his party lawmakers on Thursday.

He continued: “The PML-N government has given more development funds to the southern Punjab as compared to its population and this has resulted in composite development and prosperity there.”

The CM said that southern Punjab has moved on the road to genuine development and added that people are well aware about the genuine leadership that has burnt the midnight oil for their prosperity. He said that credit of doing practical steps goes to the PML-N with respect to restoration of defunct province of Bahawalpur and southern Punjab province. However, some political elements are trying to emotionally exploit the people in the name of province.

He said that PML-N government has provided more than 42 percent development funds to the southern Punjab during the current fiscal year and CT scan facility, hepatitis filter clinics, international standard medicines and other latest medical facilities are provided to the hospitals situated in southern Punjab. He said the PML-N leadership has always stood shoulder to shoulder with the people of southern Punjab during floods or any other eventuality. The people of southern Punjab have been fully served by the Punjab government along with their elected representatives.

The Chief Minister said that thousands of kilometers long roads have been constructed and expanded in the villages of southern Punjab under ‘Pakian Sarkan Sukhay Painday Program.’ This has helped the people living in rural areas in a number of ways and has also ensured easy transportation of commodities from farms to markets. Any effort to stop the journey of development and prosperity will be failed and this development process which has been started from Punjab will be extended to the whole of the country, concluded the Chief Minister.

Those who called on the CM included Senator Hafiz Dr Abdul Karim, MNA Sahibzada Fiazul Hassan from Layyah, MNA Sardar Muhammad Amjad Khan Khosa from DG Khan, MNA Sultan Mehmood Hinjra from Muzaffargarh, MNA Dr Hafeezur Rehman Dreshak from Rajanpur, MNA Syed Sajid Mehdi from Vehari, MNA Mian Imtiaz Ahmed from Rahim Yar Khan and Sheikh Fiaz Uddin.