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December 10, 2019

Govt to eradicate corruption at all cost: CM


December 10, 2019

LAHORE:Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that a vigorous and effective campaign will be launched against corruption.

In a statement issued here Monday, the chief minister said that we will neither do corruption nor allow anyone to do it. Usman Buzdar while addressing the launching ceremony of Punjab Corruption Complaint App of Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment held at Prime Minister Office, Islamabad said that we are fully determined to eradicate corruption in Punjab.

Accountability and justice is the fundamental agenda of PTI and no society can prosper without ensuring accountability and justice. We will abide by the agenda of doing accountability and providing justice, he asserted. The launching of Punjab Corruption Complaint App will prove to usher a new era for the eradication of corruption in Punjab and we are also determined to eliminate corruption as well, he maintained.

With the help of corruption complaint app, citizens can upload online video, pictures and complaints by sitting at their homes and can also inquire about status of their complaints through tracking system.

Fruitful results are coming to surface after undertaking effective campaign being launched for uprooting corruption and other malpractices. In a very short span of time, land amounting to Rs132 billion has been retrieved from grabbers; Rs4.75 billion have been recovered, more than 2,000 persons have been arrested, 32,000 complaints have been redressed and 10,000 inquiries have been completed. There is no precedence of such exemplary performance in such a brief period of time, he emphasised.

Usman Buzdar appealed to the general public that they should come forward for rooting out corruption and play their effective role in this regard. Human Rights Day: Usman Buzdar has said that Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has given an everlasting message of human rights for the whole humanity.

In his message issued here Monday, the chief minister said that Islam is the torchbearer of human rights. It is, however, regretted that humanity is facing misery in Indian-Held Kashmir and grave human rights violations against oppressed Kashmiris have not been stopped even after the passage of 128 days.

He emphasised that the international community would have to be awakened against continued human rights violations in IHK. The whole of humanity is ashamed over the worst Indian cruelties in Held Kashmir, he added. The blatant human rights violations in IHK are a test case for the international community. Protection of human rights is the conspicuous identity of the civilised world; and societies that do not honour human rights, lose their identity.

Every state is duty-bound to protect the fundamental rights of the citizens and societal norms of tolerance, forgiveness and broadmindedness strengthen human rights at the grassroots, he said. Usman Buzdar said that all the citizens enjoy equal rights under the Constitution of Pakistan.

The Punjab government has taken practical steps to safeguard the fundamental rights of the citizens. Solid steps have been taken for the provision of justice, protection of religious freedom and elimination of bonded labour in society. Today, we should reiterate the commitment to ensure the protection of human rights of every citizen, concluded the chief minister.

cabinet meeting: Usman Buzdar has called cabinet meeting today (Tuesday) at 11am at the committee room of CM’s Office to ponder over 25-point agenda.

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