LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan Muslim League-N government has promoted transparency and high standard in the execution of development projects and funds of billions of rupees have been saved through this policy.
He said that selfless service to the people is the mission of the government and a number of public welfare projects are being implemented speedily. He said that it is the agenda of PML-N government to bring deprived segments into mainstream of development and all possible measures are being taken for this purpose.
Shehbaz Sharif said that national resources are a trust of the people and are being spent only on the provision of basic amenities to the masses. He said that under the policy of balanced development, mega projects are being completed in backward areas expeditiously.
He was talking to Member National Assembly Raza Hayat Haraj who met him, here Friday.
The Chief Minister said that people of the province are fully benefitting from the projects completed in education, health, infrastructure and social sector. He said that transparency, standard and speed in the execution of projects are the hallmark of PML-N government. He said that billions of rupees are being spent on the welfare of masses and provision of education, health and basic facilities to the citizens. He said that the aim of progress and prosperity of the country will be achieved through adopting the golden principle of honesty, trust and hard work.
He said that transparency, merit and good governance have been promoted in the province and there is no other example of completion of projects with transparency from their start to completion in the history of the country. He said that sincere efforts of government to resolve problems of the country are yielding positive results and the day is not far when Pakistan will overcome all its crises.
The Chief Minister said that China is making investment of 36 billion dollars in energy projects under CPEC project and power projects are being set up in all the four provinces. He said that due to completion of these projects by 2017, thousands of megawatt electricity would be added to national grid which will help control loadshedding. He said that the elements opposing public welfare projects are enemies of progress and prosperity of the country.
The Chief Minister said that those who criticized metro bus project were rejected by the people in general elections of 2013 and local bodies elections as well. He said that Orange Line Metro Train is a project of the whole country and a splendid gift to the people. He said that Punjab government is implementing the policy of balanced development of urban and rural areas.
The Chief Minister said that campaign for the elimination of child labour is continuing effectively and all concerned departments are working efficiently. He said that committees have been set up at district level for curbing child labour at brick kilns and these committees are working with commitment. He said that practical measures have been taken for ensuring hundred percent enrolment of brick kiln children in schools. Shehbaz Sharif said that he is personally monitoring the steps for eliminating child labour and this practice will be rooted out at any cost. NNI