Lahore, December 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar held an informal meeting with senior journalists and anchorpersons at Punjab House Islamabad today. Talking on the occasion, he said that PTI government fully believes in public service and we are working hard to solve the problems of the common man. We are standing with the infirm and feeble communities and are against the mafias, he added. Indiscriminate action is being taken against the land grabbers in Punjab and so far more than 88000 acres state-land has been recovered.
The cost of the land is around Rs.150 billion to Rs.200 billion, he said. The Chief Minister said that resources are diverted towards backward areas, especially the southern Punjab, while a few cities were given importance in the past. We will move forward the journey of composite development, he added. He said that constructive criticism of the media provides necessary guidance. The role of the media with regard to highlighting public problems is praiseworthy and its positive criticism and proposals will be welcomed.
He reiterated that Punjab will be transformed by sincerely implementing the reforms agenda of the PTI. Government is giving particular attention to composite development of the province along with solving the problems of the general public. He said that every possible step is being taken to bring consummate improvement in the performance of the institutions. Meanwhile, elected representatives are also in constant contact with the people for solving their problems, he added. The Chief Minister said that particular attention has been focused to the development of social sector and results of change in Punjab will be visible very soon.
He said that Chief Minister’s Complaint Center has been established to facilitate the general public and complaints about health, education, police and DC office can be lodged there. The scope of this complaint center will be extended to the whole of the province and public grievances will be redressed at the level of districts, tehsils and villages. Usman Buzdar said that he is personally monitoring this center and added that it would help to bring improvement in the working culture of public sector departments.
He said that PTI government will fulfill the promises made with the people. A secretariat is being established in southern Punjab so that people may not have to visit Lahore for redressal of their grievances. We are actively working to provide relief to the general public and every sort of step is being taken in this regard. The Chief Minister also appraised the media men about ongoing development projects and reforms agenda of the government. Spokesman to CM Dr. Shahbaz Gill and Principal Secretary Dr. Raheel Siddiqui were also present on the occasion.
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