LAHORE - PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz Sharif has said his party is determined to serve the masses without any discrimination.

The PML-N has earned respect through victory in first phase of the local bodies’ elections in Punjab. It is not simply a win of the party but a test of the party to serve the masses, Hamza said while addressing the newly-elected LB people in Lahore yesterday.

PML-N City President Muhammad Pervez Malik, Maher Muhammad Ishtiaq, Khwaja Imran Nazir, Mujtaba Shujaur Rahman, Khwaja Ahmad Hassaan, and others were also present on the occasion.

Hamza urged public reps to win heart of the people by serving them selflessly employing their best efforts.

He said side by side completing the mega projects now the PML-N government will solve problems of the masses at the local level rising above the discrimination of party or non-party.

He said after the two a half year of the rule, Local Bodies elections were a difficult test of the PML-N but the people reposed full trust in the PML-N leadership at a time when majority of the development projects were under completion. The public mandate in the LB polls, he said, is a big responsibility which the government will fulfill with utmost diligence and industry.

Hamza Shahbaz also informed the newly elected LB representatives that in order to make them more powerful and the institution stronger, steps will be taken. “If law needed to be amended in that course the government will do it,” he added. He expressed the hope that in the next two phases the party will get the same results of the first phase or even better.

He said by the year 2018, the development projects of the government would be complete and the party will get a thumping victory in the general elections the same year. He said the PML-N victory in Zaman Park UC, which is the house to the PTI Chairman Imran khan, and another in Lodhran UC, speak volumes of the rising popularity graph of the PML-N.

The elected representatives on the occasion assured Hamza of their complete cooperation and support in carrying out the welfare agenda of the government.