LAHORE -  Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that good governance is being promoted in the province.

“There is no example of taking steps for the development of social sector in the 70 years history of the country as the service-providing institutions are made compatible with the requirements of present age,” he said while chairing a meeting on development projects.

The CM said the Punjab government has written a new history by saving billions of rupees in development projects and all the federating units have been included in the welfare programmes of the Punjab government to further strengthen the spirit of federation.

He said that good governance has been promoted in the province along with ensuring a culture of merit and transparency at the grassroots.

He said people have been given relief due to the mega projects. In fact, he added the Punjab government is speedily attaining the goal of prosperity.

He expressed satisfaction that recruitments have been made purely on merit.

“It is sanguine that international organizations have also appreciated the utility and success of development programmes of the Punjab government. People are also witness to improvements in healthcare and educational facilities and the government is fully committed to further expedite the journey of public service. Public service is the core agenda of Punjab government and every step is aimed at bringing public welfare, concluded the Chief Minister.

Green Shirts greeted

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated Pakistani Cricket Team over victory against New Zealand in 2nd T20 match. He said that Pakistani players have defeated the New Zealand team by exhibiting best play. The performance of all the players is praiseworthy and it is hoped that Pakistani team shall also achieve success in the 3rd T20 mach, concluded the Chief Minister.

Shehbaz woos voters by

ranting on opponents

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that if the local people voted the PML-N into power, he would change their fate by ensuring historic development work.

He visited Malakwal and inaugurated the construction work of a bridge over the River Jhelum. Addressing a public meeting at Railway Ground, the CM said that was the same ground where in 2013 elections he had addressed the public and made promises to change the people’s destiny. He said he had fulfilled all those promises. A dual highway from Gujrat to Salim interchange had been completed at a cost of 4.5 billion rupees. In addition to that several link and farm-to-market roads were built and millions of rupees were spent on these projects to facilitate public for their convenient journey and transportation, he said.

“Pakyaan sarkan tey soukhay pandey” In the dynamic leadership of Nawaz Sharif darkness was turned into light with opening new power projects, he said. He added during PPP government not even a single power project was installed and in 2013 it was acute power shortage. In four and half years, the PML-N government worked hard day and night and set up new power plants to end power loadshedding, he said.

He noted KPK had beautiful mountains and waterfalls and it was easy to generate power by setting up hydropower plants. But, he said, PTI chairman Imran Khan did not care for doing that. He said he indulged in blaming others, making false statements and doing Dharna politics to block development in the country. He said on the other hand, PML-N government worked and serviced the public. He said condition of Sindh and Balochistan is also the same where not a single megawatt power was added to the grid during last five years.

He appealed to Lahore High Court to constitute a bench to hear cases relating allegations Imran had leveled against him. Referring to PPP leader Asif Zardari, he said he looted national wealth and purchased Surrey’s castle in London, and shifted public exchequer to Switzerland.

He said if he was re-elected as Khadim e Ahla in 2018 elections, he would recover the looted wealth from Zardari and spend the same on the development of the country and public welfare. Speaking about Danish Schools, he said 35 million children were being provided uniforms, books and boarding facilities. These are the best schools where children of the poor after graduating become doctors and officers, he said.  He said these schools have vast playing grounds and are adequately equipped with teaching aids and furniture.

 He mentioned one of the PPP leaders from Mandi district who in collusion with Zardari misappropriated billions of rupees while serving in EOBI. He said voters should be aware of such so-called leaders. He announced provision of a mobile hospital that would have doctors, nurses and other medical staff and would visit villages under a programme to treat patients at their doorsteps. He also announced upgrading of Government College of Technology Rasul to University of Engineering and Technology. He said he would again visit Mandi soon to inaugurate the university.

He also announced the construction of a road from Mandi Bahauddin to Dinga. He said his government had given heavy subsidy to farmers to improve their economy. He said he would ensure that sugar mills pay them fixed price for sugarcane. He said he had already fired a mills manager for violating fixed price and would not spare any one paying less or indulging in any fraud with the farmers.

He said he would also improve judicial system and police culture and committed to making Pakistan as it was dreamed by Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal. Earlier, all the parliamentarians from Mandi Bahauddin, Union councils and municipal committees chairmen and vice chairmen accorded warm welcome to the CM at his arrival.

The Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) Policy of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will play a pivotal role in providing congenial environment to 3.2 million registered SMEs to play their productive role in the overall development of Pakistan, said Tasleem Qazi, the director of DFSD, SBP Karachi.

 

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