LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Prisons Malik Iqbal Channar said every sacrifice would be made for transforming Pakistan into a country of Quaid and Iqbal.

He expressed these views during meeting with various delegations at his residence, on Sunday. Malik Iqbal Channar said the new hospital constructed at a cost of Rs 3 billion in Bahawalpur would become functional next month.

Channar said the Punjab government served the masses and utilised all available resources for their welfare by considering the national wealth as a trust.

He said a revolution of prosperity would be brought by eliminating poverty and unemployment in the country. He said the PML-N would also win the general elections in Bahawalpur Division under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif.

Channar said that the resources spent on the Bahawalpur are unprecedented. He said that for the first time in the history of Cholistan, farms have been constructed at a cost of Rs.50 crore and steps are also being taken for resolving the water problem of Cholistan permanently in future.

He said that 20 thousand green tractors have been distributed among small farmers in Punjab without any ‘safarish’ through a subsidy of Rs.6 billion. He said that laptops are being distributed among youth on merit basis for equipping them with modern knowledge.

The provincial minister said 70 thousand teachers have been recruited in the province on merit whereas during the previous dictatorial era, education was destroyed in the name of “Parha Likha Punjab” and teachers were recruited on ‘safarish’.

He said that transparency and merit policy was being implemented strictly in the province. He said we had ended the politics of “Biradari’ and prejudice in the area. He said that we believed in service to the poor and downtrodden people of the area and supported the oppressed. He said that dual road in Tehsil Yazman of Bahawalpur has been inaugurated which was constructed at a cost of Rs.13.5 crore from Bahawalpur to Yazman while Special Education Center Yazman was constructed at a cost of Rs.4.60 crore.