LAHORE - Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has said that the Chief Secretary has been directed to review afresh all petrol pumps constructed on lease in the City and a transparent policy for bid should be formulated for the pumps the lease period of which has been expired. The CM said this during a meeting with MPAs belonging to various districts at Chief Ministers Secretariat here on Saturday. Those who called on him included Syed Hassan Murtaza, Ilyas Chinioti, Iftikhar Ahmad and Mir Badshah Qaisarani. He said lease period of number of petrol pumps has been expired but concerned departments did not take any notice of it. He said a petrol pump in Liberty Market was leased out for mere Rs1.5 lakh in the past but now the same petrol pump has been leased out for more than Rs15 million in a transparent manner, from which it can be easily judged that national exchequer was caused loss by violating rules and regulations in the past. He said the bid of said petrol pump was made in the presence of media so that there should be no chance of irregularity. He said in future all petrol pumps should be leased out in the presence of print and electronic media through a bid under a comprehensive and transparent policy. He said all resources thus generated would be spent on the welfare of the people. Shahbaz said we are the custodian of every penny of the people and all resources are being utilized for their welfare. He said that corruption free culture has been promoted in the province and the condition of third party audit system for all mega development projects is being fully implemented. He said that we initiated programmes worth Rs. 135 billions in the Southern Punjab and projects of Rs. 42 billion were completed in 2009-10 and Rs. 52 billion have been allocated for Southern Punjab in the next financial year. He said that those making hue and cry with regard to development of Southern Punjab spent only Rs. 68 billion on the development of these areas during their five years whereas Rs. 120 billion would be utilized in Southern Punjab at the end of three years. Members Provincial Assembly while paying tributes to the Chief Minister for allocating considerable funds for Southern Punjab and presenting best budget in the present circumstances said that such steps like education, health, clean drinking water, youth employment fund and promotion of technical education will not only accelerate the development process but people will also get relief.