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December 9, 2019

PTI govt believes in politics of truth: CM


December 9, 2019

LAHORE:Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said on Sunday that the government would continue to undertake the mission of rendering public service without caring any hurdle.

He said the PTI government believed in doing politics of truth and was not convinced by false claims. Those who believed in doing politics of unrest would never succeed in their nefarious designs, he added.

Artificial projects were launched by previous rulers whereas the PTI government abolished this wrong tradition, he added. Now the projects are being initiated keeping in mind the needs of masses, he maintained.

Funds allocated for progress and prosperity of south Punjab cannot be utilised for any other purpose but for their welfare, he added.

The previous governments diverted funds being allocated for south Punjab towards other projects. People of south Punjab lived in a state of poverty and distress during previous tenures, he lamented.

Previous rulers under the garb of progress duped the people of south Punjab, he said, adding that the PTI government had allocated 35 percent funds in budget for the uplift of south Punjab.

The PTI government will spend funds earmarked for south Punjab only for the progress and prosperity of people and will make south Punjab a role model with regard to progress, the CM added.

Allama Iqbal Industrial City to be a game-changer: CM: Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) Chairman Mian Kashif Ashfaq called on Chief Minister Usman Buzdar here Sunday.

Kashif Ashfaq briefed him about pace of progress and development for setting up preferential economic zone named Allama Iqbal Industrial City Faisalabad under the CPEC.

He briefed Usman Buzdar about arrangements being made for the inauguration of the Allama Iqbal Industrial City.

Usman Buzdar while expressing his views on this occasion said Allama Iqbal Industrial City would prove to be a game-changer in connection with expediting the process of industrialisation in Punjab.

The interest shown by foreign investors in Allama Iqbal Industrial City was welcoming, he added. He said the Punjab government had provided a conducive environment for the promotion of investment across the province. All possible steps would be taken to provide security to investors.

The chief minister directed the officials concerned that road construction should be started at the earliest in order to link Allama Iqbal Industrial City with Sahianwala Interchange and arrangements for the inauguration of Allama Iqbal Industrial City should be completed as soon as possible.

Chairman FIEDMC Kashif Ashfaq said it was the first preferential economic zone under the CPEC and would be inaugurated on December 26. More than 25 Chinese companies had made agreements for investments in the industrial city.

More Chinese and other foreign companies had also shown their interest for investments. Prime Minister Imran Khan would inaugurate Allama Iqbal Industrial City Project on December 26.

CM takes notice of torture of woman: Usman Buzdar has taken notice of the incident of torture of an elderly woman in the vicinity of Okara and sought a report from RPO Sahiwal.

He ordered early arrest of accused inflicting torture and directed that stern legal action should be initiated against the responsible. Usman Buzdar assured that elderly woman would be provided with justice at every cost and such incidents were intolerable. -