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No discrimination in funds distribution, says Buzdar

Lahore

May 14, 2019

LAHORE: Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said there would be no discrimination in distribution of development funds among the districts, asserting that government had ensured transparent utilisation of development schemes and no compromise would be made on quality and timeline of the schemes.

Chairing a meeting here Monday to review progress on development schemes being executed in Southern Punjab, he directed the authorities concerned to expedite pace of work on development road map of the remote and backward areas, besides ensuring completion of uplift schemes by the end of current fiscal year.

Usman Buzdar said that in the new Pakistan, more work should be done instead of lip-service and performance would have to be given for bringing about a positive and visible change. He said that mere presentations would not work and governance would improve only when people would be facilitated in a real sense.

Therefore, development schemes linked with public welfare should be completed on time, he added. Those found responsible for delay in public welfare schemes would be taken to task, he warned.

He said that people would get relief due to timely completion of development schemes pertaining to healthcare and education sectors, infrastructural development, repair and maintenance of roads and provision of clean drinking water.

He assured that there would be no discrimination in distribution of development funds among the districts, asserting that government had ensured transparent utilisation of development schemes and no compromise would be made on the quality and timeline of the schemes.

The chief minister said that work on beautification of entry and exit points of Southern Punjab districts should be completed soon. Similarly, an effective system should be put in place for removing garbage from cities.

condolence: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, as well as high officials of police and other departments visited the residence of Punjab Minister for Housing & Urban Development Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed to offer condolences over the death of his mother.

Those who visited his house included Punjab Minister for Revenue Col (r) Muhammad Anwar, Minister for Excise Hafiz Muhammad Mumtaz, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Arif Nawaz, CCPO Lahore BA Nasir, parliamentarians, Secretary Housing Malik Taimoor, PHA DG Lahore Jehanzeb Awan, Rawalpindi Development Authority Chairman Arif Abbasi, Faisalabad Development Authority Chairman Asad Moazzam, Wasa Vice-Chairman, Faisalabad Shahid Javed and Vice-Chairman PHA Lahore Hafiz Zeeshan.

notice: Usman Buzdar has taken notice of the death of an alleged criminal in police custody. It was alleged that the accused was tortured to death at Saddar Arifwala police station.

The CM has sought a report from DPO Pakpattan. He ordered an inquiry and taking legal action against those responsible for death in custody.

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