Rawalpindi - Chief Secretary Punjab Naveed Akram Cheema has said that he has earned dignity and honour during his 34-year carrier in civil service.

“The close coordination, wholehearted support and trustworthy companionship of colleagues are assets of my life,” Cheema further said on the occasion of a farewell ceremony arranged in his honour by the officers of Rawalpindi administration here on Monday. Commissioner Rawalpindi Zahid Saeed, RPO Akhtar Hayat Lalika, DCO Sajad Zafar Daal, and senior officers of district and subdivisions of Rawalpindi attended the function.

Assistant Commissioner Gujar Khan Nazia Parveen Sudhan conducted the event and lauded meritorious services of Cheema throughout his professional carrier.

Cheema shared the success stories, experiences and happy memories of his long service and asked civil servants to devote themselves for discharging their professional responsibilities with devotion and dedication.

He said that civil servants should attain height of professional competence and work with zeal.

Commissioner Rawalpindi Zahid Saeed in his address paid tributes to Cheema for his supportive role, guidance and friendly attitude to his junior colleagues. He said Cheema always kept his doors open for any kind of assistance.

The commissioner and RPO Rawalpindi presented souvenirs to outgoing chief secretary.

Earlier, a smartly dressed contingent of police presented guard of honour to the chief secretary on his arrival.