CM chairs meeting to review Local Government matters

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz chaired a meeting at Model Town on Saturday in which matters relating to the local government came under discussion. Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal also participated in the meeting.

Hamza Shehbaz said that local government should be made public friendly through reforms as local government institutions played a pivotal role to provide quality service to the people at the grassroots. He said it was need of the hour to devolve power to the lower tiers in order to ensure progress. A detailed review was made to take into account different aspects of local government system during the meeting. MPAs Awais Leghari, Atta Tarar, Zeeshan Rafique, Sami Ullah Khan, Ramzan Siddique Bhatti, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary to CM, Secretaries of concerned departments, public representatives and specialists also attended the meeting.

  CM calls for Thalassaemia screening before marriages

A delegation of Sundas Foundation called on Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz at his office here on Saturday.

The delegation comprised President Sundas Foundation Yasin Khan, Sohail Warraich, Khalid Abbas Dar and others. Step taken for the treatment of the children suffering from Thalassemia and Haemophilia were discussed during the meeting. Talking with the delegation, the CM said that the children suffering from Thalassaemia disease were children of the nation. The Chief Minister appreciated Sundas Foundation for looking after the children with due sympathy and care as well as in a disciplined manner. He extolled Sundas Foundation for rendering invaluable services for the treatment of children suffering from Thalassaemia disease. He said the government would review to enhance the annual grant of Sundas Foundation, adding that he supported the proposal to enhance the annual grant keeping in view increase in the number of patients.

It is need of hour to devolve power to lower tiers in order to ensure progress, says Hamza

Hamza Shahbaz underscored that it was need of the hour to do lawmaking with regard to undergoing mandatory Thalassaemia test before marriage. The CM directed to submit final recommendations relating to increase in the grant and other matters in coming few days.

He remarked, “Greatness lies in serving the humanity,” and termed that politics was the name to share the grief of distressed humanity. The CM outlined that to share the pain of others guaranteed a successful life in real terms and lending assistance to such noble institutions was duty of the government.

CM takes notice of

murder of two sisters

Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz has taken a notice of the murder of two sisters in the jurisdiction of police station Guliana of district Gujrat and sought a report from Inspector General Police.

The chief minister directed to ensure expeditious arrest of the accused involved in the incident and further action be taken against them after bringing them into the stern grip of law.

The CM directed to ensure early provision of justice to the heirs of the murdered at any cost.


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