LAHORE: “It is our collective responsibility to treat humanity with the utmost compassion,” said Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.
He expressed these views in a message issued on World Kindness day which is celebrated on November 13 (today).
He maintained that showing selfless love, affection and kindness are some of the fundamental tenets of Islam. “It is an effective means of promoting brotherhood in society. The purpose of celebrating this day is to promote awareness about activities which relate to the welfare of humans,” he added.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government is working to promote goodness by establishing shelter homes. Supporting the needy and the infirm is an act of kindness. Everybody should be treated with love and affection without any worldly interest, he said.
“I pay tribute to all those who are engaged in public welfare and voluntary organisations. On this day, we should make a commitment to adopt kindness and benevolence,” the chief minister concluded.
Meanwhile, MNA Muhammad Khan Leghari called on the chief minister at his office on Monday. During the meeting, Buzdar highlighted that the reforms agenda of the government is ‘people-friendly’.
“It is our agenda to fulfil this mission as it will help us improve institutional performance while also providing citizens with relief,” he said.
He expressed that the government has issued instructions to improve the organisational capacity of public sector departments. “The reforms agenda will be moved forward by strengthening public sector departments. The government is strictly implementing financial discipline to overcome unnecessary expenditures,” Buzdar said.
The chief minister said that the journey of durable development will be extended to remote areas while development projects are being devised for southern Punjab on a priority basis. “The government is formulating durable policies for public welfare,” he maintained.
Health, education and clean drinking water are the fundamental rights of every citizen, he added stating that a project is being introduced to provide clean drinking water to people living in cities, towns and villages. Similarly, the standard of public sector schools will be bumped up to that of elite institutions, he said.
Genuine developments projects will be introduced; people will soon witness change around them. Meanwhile, the scope of health projects will be extended to far flung areas. “The government will provide basic facilities to those living in remote areas,” he added.
Further, important sectors such as healthcare, education and clean drinking water will be made available for the common man. The government is working day and night to provide relief to the masses. Every possible effort will be made to facilitate them, the chief minister concluded.