LAHORE / LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar visited the Planning and Development Department on Friday and discussed pecuniary matters.
He was given the briefing about four months’ development budget and ongoing annual development programme of the Punjab province.
Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that the agenda of his leader Imran Khan is public service and they all have to fulfill this mission jointly. “You have to work as my team. We all shall serve the masses as a team and shall move jointly and decisions will be taken with consultations.”
Buzdar said that rearrangements are usually made whenever a new government is installed. “I assure you that we won’t make reshuffling. My whole support is with you and I will be continuously standing behind you,” he said. He announced that he will also make functional the office of chief minister at the civil secretariat. “As I have come to the PD department, I shall also visit every department the same way and shall develop necessary liaison with every department.”
The chief minister also announced to visit districts and divisional headquarters. He said that they jointly have to improve the quality of life of the poor people according to the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. “South Punjab will have to be developed in the real sense. I have the realisation of poor conditions of the people living there,” he said.
He reiterated that good governance will be promoted while corruption will not be tolerated at any cost and the corrupt elements will have no role in the new Pakistan.
“We have to transform the dream of a new Pakistan of Imran Khan into reality and the people will be served with passion and commitment. Let’s help complete the journey of change as we have to bring a real change in the province. This change will be materialized when we will move along.
Earlier, Chairman PD apprised the chief minister about budgetary details and targets of the annual development programme. The chief secretary, provincial secretaries, and high officials attended the meeting.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2018.