LAHORE  - Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that the government departments and institutions will have to play an active role for the provision of better facilites for the masses.

He was presiding over a meeting regarding public sector management reforms here on Friday.

He said that the basic reforms are being introduced in the government departments and institutions through Information Technology to ensure best facilities to the people.

He said that an effective and vibrant system is essential for providing better services to the people and all departments will evolve a target plan for the next four years. The meeting considered various proposals for improving performance of government institutions.

Shahbaz Sharif said that provision of best services to the people is the responsibility of the government and Punjab government will spare no effort in this regard. He said that capacity-building of departments is the need of the hour.

He said that devolution of power to the lower level with check and balance will result in better services for the people.

Shahbaz Sharif said that accountability system is essential for transparency and provision of best services to the people and devising of an effective strategy is necessary for this purpose. Commissioner Lahore Division and Director General LDA gave a briefing to the meeting on public sector management reforms and improvement of performance of government institutions.