LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over separate meetings of MPAs belonging to Gujranwala and Bahawalpur divisions at Punjab Assembly cafeteria here on Monday. He listened to problems of the assembly members and issued on-the-spot instructions.

Addressing the meetings, the CM said that assembly members are his lieutenants and their respect is his honor.

Buzdar made it clear that he will go to every extent to provide qualitative service delivery mechanism to the people.

He added: “You are my strength in this important mission. I know my powers well and every job will be done on merit in Punjab. Problems being faced by assembly members will be solved on a priority basis and wrong policies of the past government will be exposed.”

He said prime agenda and added that he is always available to serve the assembly members.

“We will jointly work to fulfill the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and results of far-reaching reforms in different sectors, including health and education, will soon bear fruit. The post of chief minister is not a high position but an important obligation for me. I fully understand your problems and will be striving hard for their solution,” he said.

Usman Buzdar said that process of meetings and consultations with the assembly members will be continued and close liaison with assembly members will be ensured so that problems relating to the people could be timely solved. He said that proposals of assemble members will be implemented and every possible resources will be used to solve the problems relating to the southern punjab. He informed that principals, MS and specialist doctors are being appointed in southern punjab and other districts in phases. Regrettably, the squatters were given a free hand during the past tenure but the PTI government has brought them to book. He added that indiscriminate operation against land grabbers and encroachments will be continued and told that anti-encroachment committees have been setup at district level. These committees will review different matters pertaining to encroachments and the poor people like daily wage earners will not be disturbed. We have, rather, initiated action against the powerful cabal, he concluded.

Senior minister Abdul Aleem Khan said that kachi abadis and residential areas of the impecunious strata are not included in campaign against encroachments. Provincial irrigation minister Mohsin Leghari said that irrigation department is fully committed to eradicate corruption. Provincial ministers assured to implement various proposals presented by the assembly members about their departments. The assembly members said that chief minister Usman Buzdar gives patient hearing to everybody and we openly talk to him. Senior minister Abdul Aleem Khan, provincial ministers, chief secretary, inspector general police and administrative secretaries were present on the occasion. 

Indian firing condemned 

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has strongly condemned firing of Indian army at unarmed Kashmiris in occupied valley. He has expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the killing of Kashmiri youth and extended heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved heirs.

In a statement issued here Monday, the chief minister said that occupied Indian armed forces have gone to every extent in their brutalities against unarmed Kashmiri people in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.  “The international community should take immediate notice of horrific crimes of Indian armed forces in occupied Kashmir. There is no moral justification of silence of the international community on the bloodshed perpetrated by occupied Indian forces, he said. The international community should fully pressurise India to immediately stop bloodshed,” said Usman Buzdar. Similarly, the freedom movement in occupied Kashmir cannot be muzzled. There is an urgent need that international conscience should be awakened on worst cruelties meted out by Indian occupied forces against unarmed Kashmiris, he said. The chief minister said that cruelties of Indian armed forces cannot deprive the Kashmiris of their right of self-determination till late and they will have to be given the right of self-determination. The Indian government cannot suppress the passion of freedom of Kashmiris through guns and bullets and time has proved that Indian government’s brute policy of torture and persecution has failed. This policy has, rather, strengthened the passion of freedom in the hearts of Kashmiri people and sacrifices of Kashmiris will result in freedom from the clutches of India, the chief minister concluded.

Winners greeted

Punjab chief minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has congratulated the candidates achieving success in by-elections in Karachi. He said that PTI is the most popular party in the country and the success has also proved that people want change.

The success of PTI candidates manifests strong trust of the people on the PTI leadership.