Minister of State for Science & Technology Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan vowed to bring the country back on track of progress and self-reliance.

Addressing a party meeting at Gujranwala city, he also added that the federal government did not rely on false and fabricated figures to deceive the people in the budget. Khan said that the PML-N will continue its tradition of good governance as it had practiced in the Punjab. The govt has been facing tough tasks to rehabilitate economy and fight other core issues being faced by the nation due to negligence and corruption of former PPP government, he said. He also hoped that the federal government, along with provincial governments, will jointly address all the issues within short span of time to facilitate the masses soon.

FIREWORKS SALE CONTINUES UNABATED: Amidst a crackdown on sellers of firecrackers and registration of tens of criminal cases in the district, decantation of cylinders and preparation of the fireworks continues unabated in the city roads and bazaars.

The City and Civillines Circle Police conducted raids on different sale points and recovered thousands of packets of fireworks and lodged cases against 132 culprits. SSP (Operations) Capt (r) Ata Muhammad appealed the citizens to report any activity of firecrackers manufacturing or sale to avoid any mishap in Shab-e-Meraj. Moreover, local traders have condemned such arrests and demanded a ban on the manufacturing of fireworks instead of arresting the vendors and shopkeepers.