LAHORE - Members of the Punjab Assembly from Rawalpindi led by Federal Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday.

During the meeting, a detailed discussion was held on public welfare initiatives, development schemes and solution of problems relating to people.

Talking on the occasion, the chief minister said that government is fully committed to serving the people. “Public service is our only agenda. We will come up to expectations of people and different steps have been taken after identifying different problems through consultations,” he said. He said that difficult decisions have been made to rehabilitate the national economy. “People should have full confidence in the government as difficulties are only temporary. The PTI leadership will honour the mandate given by people,” he said. He said that a culture of austerity has been promoted in the echelons of power and Prime Minister Imran Khan has started this by setting an example himself. The PTI government is against the VIP culture and the foundation of a new Pakistan has been laid by putting the country on the right direction, he said. He said that formation of a new Pakistan is a difficult task adding that only way forward is public welfare done with sincerity. “We all shall collectively shape a new Pakistan and numerous steps are being taken which will show a culture of change to people,” he said. He said that people have voted the PTI to power to bring about change and the government is working round-the-clock under the prime minister to meet people’s expectations. “We do not have any other priority except public service,” he reiterated. People will be given their rights but for that purpose one has to strive with dedication and commitment so as to provide necessary relief and facilities to the masses. He said the PTI government is serving the people with a sincere heart and masses will not be disappointed. Though there are deep-rooted problems but commitment of the PTI is strong and confidence of the people will not be shaken, he said.

Buzdar said that new local bodies system is being introduced in Punjab province which will be helpful in solving problems of the people and they will not have to move around the power corridors to have their problems solved. “Problems of the masses will be solved on their doorstep. This is the actual change for which people have given vote to the PTI,” he said.

The chief minister said that a lot of steps have been taken in a short span of time and they have no resemblance in the history of the country. He said that corruption is a menace and vowed the government will eliminate it.

Buzdar stressed upon the assembly members to keep a close liaison with people and work hard for solution of their problems.

RCS DELEGATION CALLS ON CM PUNJAB

A three-member delegation of UK’s Reading Cultural Society (RCS) led by its chairman Dr Shahid Sharif called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at Punjab House, Islamabad. Different matters of mutual interest came under discussion.

Dr. Shahid Sharif informed the Chief Minister that purpose of his visit is exchange of culture, awareness about cancer disease, mobile medical camps and consultation for funds-raising to start air ambulance to provide medical services to the people living in remote hinterlands of the country. He also invited the Chief Minister to visit England. Dr. Shahid Sharif disclosed that Chief Minister Punjab will attend programme to be held next year in England under the aegis of RCS. Necessary cooperation will be extended to the Punjab government to cope with different needs relating to public welfare. The proposal put forth by the Chief Minister to start air ambulance service is praiseworthy and full cooperation will be extended in this regard, he concluded.

The spokesman to CM Dr. Shehbaz Gill was also present on the occasion. Dr. Asif Butt and Abdul Naveed were included in the delegation.

CM MESSAGE ON 12 RABI-UL-AWWAL

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has congratulated the Muslim world on the most auspicious occasion of birth anniversary of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

In his message issued here today, Chief Minister said that birth of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the most propitious happening in the whole human history. Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who is the benefactor of the whole humanity, has emerged as an example for the whole world through His immaculate character and uswa-e-husna and introduced an exemplary socio-economic order in a short span of time. It is worthwhile to note that the most exemplary Islamic welfare state of Madinah was established through exemplary leadership style of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), he said. There is a need that this exemplary state of Madinah should be continuously remembered by us all today so that we could solve our problems in the light of exemplary lifestyle of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

He said that Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) taught the human beings about golden principles of love, peace, affection, equality, justice and respect of humanity and the menace of injustice, cruelty and lawlessness can also be eradicated by following the teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Pakistan can be made a citadel of peace and harmony by following the uswa-e-husna of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), he added. The humanity suffering from lawlessness and terrorism can achieve salvation by following the teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

 The life of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has been termed as a reflection of Holy Quran having complete guidance and direction for the Muslim Ummah. Chief Minister said that sunnah of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) also teaches about solving problems through understanding and dialogue and the Prophethood of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is a ray of hope and blessings for the ailing humanity. It is the requirement of love for Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that we should shed our differences in the light of His reconciliatory strategy. This day provides an opportunity to the Muslim world to follow the teachings of Quran and Sunnah in the real sense and we should also pray for the betterment, prosperity and national development, he said. We should also reiterate that we will spend our lives according to the teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). May Almighty Allah forgive all our transgressions and we may be blessed with the kindness of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the Chief Minister concluded.