LAHORE - The newly appointed chief minister of Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Zehri called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif yesterday.

Matters of mutual interest, political situation and the measures for promotion of inter-provincial harmony came under discussion in the meeting. The chief minister congratulated Sanaullah Zehri on taking over the office of Chief Minister and said that the people of Balochistan are patriotic and hardworking.

He expressed the hope the PML-N Sanaullah Zehri will utilise all his abilities and energies for the welfare of people in Balochistan.

Shahbaz Sharif offered all out cooperation on behalf of Punjab government for the implementation of public welfare projects in Balochistan.

He also stressed the need for national unity, saying that students of Sindh, KPK, Balochistan, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan have been included in the educational programmes of Punjab which is resulting in promotion of national solidarity, harmony and brotherhood.

Sanaullah Zehri commended the CM’s measures for the promotion of inter-provincial harmony and brotherhood. He said the performance of Shahbaz Sharif is role model for leaders in Balochistan and other provinces.

“Punjab has made remarkable progress under the leadership of Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Balochistan government will benefit from the experience of Punjab government in the development of education, health, infrastructure, transport and other sectors,” Zehri added.

Senator Agha Shehbaz Khan Durrani was also present on the occasion.

Talking to his party members, Shahbaz said the Pakistan Muslim League-N government was implementing the agenda of public service.

He said billions of rupees were being spent on provision of education, health, clean drinking water, transport and other basic amenities to the masses. He said under balanced development policy, special attention was being paid to the development of cities and rural areas of the province. Mega projects were being implemented expeditiously throughout the province and a large number of people were benefiting from the development strategy of the Punjab government, he added.

He said the project of Lahore Orange Line Metro Train was also being implemented speedily and it would change the transport system of the country.

The Chief Minister said modern transport system was a sign of civilized societies and the PML-N government was utilizing every penny of public money in an honest and transparent manner for the welfare of the people.

He said work had been started on Metro Train Project which was a unique project in the history of the country and its completion would result in availability of intentional standard transport facility to the citizens.

Members of PML-N delegation while paying tributes to Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif for development of education and health sectors and bringing revolutionary changes in transport system, said the CM had developed the province in the real sense.