OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said despite lapse of 63 years, there is still difference between the poor and the rich, while all facilities are available to the latter at its doorstep whereas poor and common man is even deprived of basic amenities. Founders of Pakistan made great struggle for achieving the country and lakhs of people laid down their lives but their souls will be perturbed that this is not that Pakistan for which sacrifices were rendered, he said, adding that the Hijaz Hospital was serving the ailing humanity for the last 25 years, and for providing justice, education and treatment facilities throughout the country, a large number of institutions like Hijaz Hospital would have to be set up. He was addressing a silver jubilee function of the Hijaz Hospital at a local hotel here on Wednesday, which was attended by industrialists, philanthropists and a large number of doctors. Addressing the function, the CM said the countries like Sweden had provided facilities to its citizens by acting upon the golden principles of Islam whereas we made only speeches and raised slogans and did nothing in the practical field as a result of which, common man is even deprived of basic amenities. The Punjab government is implementing a comprehensive programme of providing medical facilities to the masses. Despite investment of billions of rupees, basic health units and rural health centres have failed to provide medical facilities to the people; therefore, I have launched the project of Mobile Health Units for the provision of quality and latest healthcare facilities to the masses, he said, adding that if needed, resources would be provided by curtailing non-development expenditure for the service to ailing humanity. He said terrorism had shaken the foundations of the country, and if today we did not root out the menace of terrorism, the survival of the country would be at stake. The entire nation will have to take part in the war against terrorism. Besides countering the terrorism with bullet of gun, it can also be overcome through reformation of obsolete system, judicious distribution of resources and spreading of universal message of Islam, he asserted. President Board of Trustees of the hospital, Mian Sohail Iqbal informed about the medical facilities being provided by the hospital and the future projects. Project Director Haji Inam Elahi Athar and Vice President of the Hospital Salahuddin paid rich tributes to the CM on the steps taken for the improvement of education, health and infrastructure.