LAHORE: Has Punjab really set sail towards progress and development? Different people have different opinions. Some are of the opinion that the PTI-led government has failed to provide any kind of relief to the masses whereas there are others who believe that the government has taken many initiatives meant for the people’s welfare. There is always an objective reality out there, but unfortunately we view things with prejudiced eyes.
Some recent developments in different sectors have shown that Punjab is certainly heading towards progress and development. By realising the need to adopt a few measures and introduce some special initiatives, the Punjab government has really shown a serious attitude in ensuring the betterment of its people. To provide lodging facility to the poor, needy and homeless citizens, the government has established “Shelter Homes”. To facilitate the citizens and help protect police record and provide secure access to the Police Station Record Management System, the government has set up “Mobile Police Khidmat Marakaz”. It has launched “Punjab Ehsas Program” to provide necessary socio-economic protection to the marginalised sections of society. The government has taken many initiatives to empower women and eliminate different forms of discrimination and violence against them in all its manifestations.
The credit for all this goes to the political leadership of the province i.e. Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, who is firm and resolute in his efforts to uplift the lives of the people of the province. All this shows that Punjab is on the way to progress and development.
Syed Ali Qasim
Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2019.