LAHORE – Senior Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab Senator Sardar Zulfiqar Khan Khosa has said that, under the leadership of Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, the Punjab government had made significant progress in the field of good governance.

He said that transparency and merit-based use of funds on development projects, including in the fields of education, health, agriculture and transport had made a better place. He said that the law and order situation was extremely satisfactory in Punjab, due to exemplary political stability, and commercial and business activities are continuing in a healthy social atmosphere, due to which the Punjab government has become the role model for the people of Pakistan and other provincial governments.

He expressed these views, while talking to the participants of Air War Course, who had called on him, under the leadership of Air Commodore, Nadeem Shujaat Khan, of Air War College Karachi of Pakistan Air Force. The participants included officers from Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy, Jordan, Nigeria, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, China and Turkey. He gave detailed briefing to the participants, during which Secretary Finance, Secretary Health, Member Planning & Development and senior officers of Police were present.

Senator Sardar Zulfiqar Khan Khosa said that Punjab government had taken revolutionary steps in education and health sectors during its five years rule, and had made progress not only in urban but in rural areas as well. He said that Daanish school system had been introduced to provide modern facilities to the brilliant students of rural sectors, out of which five Daanish schools are operating, while the other three were under construction.

Khosa said that 20 thousand vacancies had been generated in the education sector to overcome problems, while 2500 schools had been upgraded from primary to high school level. He said that Punjab government has distributed more than 100,000 laptops among brilliant students while provision for more in the current fiscal years had also been initiated. He said that Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) which was established in 2008 with Rs2 billion, had now reached up to Rs10 billion. He said that four women universities had also been established in the province. He said that Punjab government had asked the federal government to solve the energy crisis to ensure social progress.