OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the new budget is reflective of the aspirations of the masses and aimed at elimination of poverty, ignorance and unemployment. He said that elected representatives should play an active role for the achievement of development targets as well as timely and transparent completion of projects. He said that honest and hardworking police officers have been posted in the field and now it is their responsibility to provide justice to the common man at police stations and eradicate corruption at lower level. He was addressing MPAs from Faisalabad Division at Chief Ministers Secretariat here Tuesday. Senior Advisor Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khosa, Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan, Senior Member Board of Revenue, Chairman Planning and Development, secretaries of various departments and administrative and police officers of Faisalabad division were present on the occasion. The Chief Minister said that uplift of deprived segments of the society and provision of amenities to the masses is the mission of the government and sincere efforts are being made for this purpose. He said that a comprehensive strategy has been adopted for elimination of poverty, ignorance and unemployment. He said that development targets fixed for agriculture, livestock, education, health and other sectors for the next year will be achieved speedily and in a transparent manner. He said that four universities will be established in Multan, Bahawalpur, Sialkot and Faisalabad for the development and empowerment of women while four new medical colleges are also being set up for the promotion of medical education. He said that special measures have also been taken for the provision of job opportunities to the youth and besides distributing 20,000 yellow cabs, interest-free loans of Rs 20,000 each will be given to one 1,00000 youths for enabling them stand on their own feet. Similarly, he said, that 1,00, 000 computers are being given as gift to boy and girl students achieving prominent positions in different examinations. He said that Punjab government has promoted merit, transparency and good governance in the province. He said that 40,000 teachers and 15,000 constables in police department have been recruited purely on merit. He said that despite limited resources, salaries of police officials were raised but the desired results have not been achieved. He said that protection of life and property of citizens and elimination of crime is the responsibility of Police and it should spare no effort for this purpose. He directed senior police officers to visit their respective areas on regular basis and resolve problems of the people at their doorstep. The Assembly Members paid tributes to the Chief Minister for the rapid development of the province, provision of basic amenities to the masses and presentation of a balanced and welfare budget and said that the measures taken in the new budget for the welfare of the poor and common man will improve their life style.