Lahore - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the government is working round the clock for the welfare of people.

Public resources are being strictly spent on the public as a trust, the Prime Minister said while presiding over a high level meeting at Model Town, here yesterday, which was also attended by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

The prime minister said that the PML-N government is making untiring efforts to uplift standard of people’s life. National resources are a trust of the public and every penny is being spent only on the progress and prosperity of the people, he said adding, funds are being given on priority basis for provision of basic amenities to citizens. Sharif said a number of projects are being expeditiously completed in Punjab and other parts of the country to provide facilities to the people across the country.

The prime minister said that, besides completion of mega projects speedily and in a transparent manner, the government is also trying to solve the basic problems of the people. He said PML-N government is utilising national resources with honesty and transparency. The premier said that some elements tried to stop implementation of Kissan Package but they have been rejected by the people in local bodies’ elections.

“Government attaches high priority to the welfare of the farming community and is providing relief to the cultivators through the historic Kissan Package,” he added.

The prime minister further said that his government started relief work for the flood-hit people without wasting any time and he is personally supervising the process of provision of assistance to the calamity-hit people. He said that Greater Iqbal Project is of historic importance and this element should be highlighted in the construction work while due attention should be paid to the provision of maximum recreational facilities to the citizens. Sharif asked the elected representatives to solve people’s problems on priority basis in their respective areas. He said no effort should be spared for the provision of education and health facilities, potable water, infrastructure development and solution of other basic issues. The prime minister said that the project of supply of potable water should be implemented speedily.

Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that people have expressed their complete confidence in the leadership of PML-N in the first and second phase of local bodies’ elections. He said the results of LB polls have authenticated the results of general elections of 2013. He said that the journey of progress and prosperity of the masses will continue and greater efforts will be made for the solution to the public problems. Shahbaz said that Punjab government is implementing a balanced policy for development of urban and rural areas. He said Kissan Package is being speedily implemented under the leadership of the prime minister and provision of relief to the cultivators has been ensured. He said that in the first phase of Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Programme, construction and rehabilitation work of more than 2000 km long roads has been completed and now in the second phase of this project, work is in progress expeditiously at a cost of billions of rupees. Similarly, he said, the project of supply of potable water to the rural population is underway in South Punjab and will be completed by the end of 2017. Shahbaz said the government will come up to the expectations and confidence expressed by the masses in Prime Minister Sharif and PML-N at any cost. Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Parliamentary Secretary on Health Kh Imran Nazir, Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal, secretary local government, secretary communication & works, secretary housing, commissioner Lahore division, chairman Punjab Information Technology Board and concerned officers attended the meeting.