CM takes stock of provincial development

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz examined steps taken for the overall development of the province, including provision of better services and promotion of good governance at the grassroots.

Addressing a meeting, the Chief Minister said that far-reaching reforms have been introduced in public sector departments by the dexterous use of information and communication technologies. “Due to this, service delivery mechanism as well as efficiency and efficacy of public sector departments have improved. Meanwhile, composite development of remote and far-flung areas has been given due importance and mega projects of billions of rupees have been completed.”

He said the mission of providing better services to the people has been accelerated with commitment and dedication. The CM added merit has been promoted in every sector and recruitments have been made purely on merit and competence. He stated that correct and transparent use of resources has been ensured as well and different schemes have been completed which have provided direct benefit to the masses. The CM continued that efforts for overcoming the energy crisis have borne fruit and load-shedding has been eliminated due to the completion of energy projects.

The national economy, he emphasised, has directly benefitted by overcoming the energy crisis. “At the same time, the Punjab government has set a high example of saving of billions of rupees in energy projects and this money has been spent on providing relief to the people. He said that stopping the efforts of dacoity of billions of rupees on natural resources of Chiniot-Rajwa is our achievement and billions of rupees have been saved in this project after a struggle spanning over four years. “The people have been given prompt relief due to our efforts taken for bringing improvement in social sector.” He said thousands of children of brick-kiln workers have been given an opportunity to study free of cost and more than 275,000 children of low-income families have been accorded an opportunity to study free of cost under Punjab Educational Endowment Fund.

“Meanwhile, missing facilities have been provided in 44,000 schools and new hospitals have been established to provide latest healthcare facilities to the patients. It is for the first time that high-quality medicines are being given free of cost to the needy patients and samples of medicines sent to international laboratories have been proved hundred percent correct. It is satisfying that mobile health units are providing diagnostic and treatment facilities to the people living in remote areas,” Shehbaz underlined.

The Chief Minister said that villages have been made neat and clean under the Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Deehat Program and thousands of kilometers long farm-to-market roads have been constructed by spending a colossal sum of Rs85 billion under Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Program. “A network of developed roads, bridges, underpasses and flyovers has been spread in the province as the latest infrastructure plays an important role in boasting trade activities.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 20th, 2018. 

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