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Remote areas’ uplift priority, says Usman Buzdar

By Our Correspondent
February 05, 2020

LAHORE:Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over a detailed meeting of Sargodha Division assembly members Tuesday to review development projects and constituencies related problems being faced by the parliamentarians.

The meeting also discussed the 2020-21 budget and proposed ADP schemes. Addressing the meeting, the chief minister reaffirmed commitment to collectively continue working for providing better facilities to the people. He assured of solving the problems along with development work in the constituencies of MNAs and MPAs. The priorities for ADP 2020-21 will also be identified in consultation with MNAs and MPAs and the process has already been started, he added. The development of backward areas is the first priority of the government. Many areas of Sargodha Division are, hitherto, behind the development journey and the incumbent government will improve facilities in such areas, he assured.

The chief minister added that process of legislation for Thal University in Bhakkar would be completed soon and lifting the ban on issuance of licences for mining will be reviewed as well.

He directed to examine the matter of bringing the intermediate level under the ambit of Schools Education Department. The Mianwali-Muzaffargarh Road project will be started at every cost and every option of this project will be examined. The policy has also been formulated for regularising the temporary outlets, he disclosed.

The chief minister assured of improving health and educational facilities in constituencies of MNAs and MPAs and emphasised that everything was being done purely on merit in Punjab province.

I have neither allowed anyone to work against merit nor will allow in future, he stated. Usman Buzdar said that MNAs and MPAs are his companions and no compromise will be made on their respect and honour. He directed that purchase of necessary machinery for trauma centre Sahiwal Tehsil and recruitment of doctors should be completed soon. I have visited Khushab and found that there is a shortage of civic amenities there. Resources will be provided for the provision of necessary facilities in Khushab city and the sewerage as well as general cleanliness situation will be improved, he assured. Similarly, staff shortage in the local government department will be fulfilled immediately.

Kashmir: Usman Buzdar has said that Pakistani nation salutes the unwavering commitment and high passion of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination. In a message on Kashmir Solidarity Day, he said that February 5 reminds the international community of its role in helping Kashmiris to get their right to self-determination in the light of the UN Resolutions.

He said Kashmiris had justly been asking as to why they had been deprived of their fundamental rights under the UN Charter. The international community as well as the global human rights bodies should play their role in stopping the worst brutalities being committed by the Indian armed forces, he added.

It is regrettable that Narendra Modi government had turned the occupied Kashmir into world.notice: Usman Buzdar has taken notice of torture of a nurse of THQ Hospital, Shorkot by Dr Safdar Abbas and sought a report from Health Department. Condemning the alleged incident as deplorable, he directed to initiate legal action against the doctor. A case has been registered in Police Station Shorkot City against the doctor and Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department has also suspended him and initiated action under PEEDA Act.