LAHORE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has expressed confidence that the government will tackle the recent wave of the Covid-19 outbreak with public support.
In a statement here on Saturday, CM said the rulers of the previous regime neglected the health sector because the same was never their priority. Usman Buzdar described the opposition’s stance as a huge disappointment and said they only made meaningless and absurd statements to score points. He said issuing statements could not serve sick mankind but needed to stand by the people at their trial. He said the PTI government supported the people in their difficult times. Usman Buzdar said the government was taking steps to control the corona pandemic. On the other hand, PDM by holding public meetings is endangering people’s lives. He said every step the government took was to protect people’s lives.
OPP leaders: MNA Muhammad Khan Laghari, Umer Aslam and PTI ticket holder Ibrar-ul-Haq visited Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar at the CM office here on Saturday and informed him of the problems in their respective areas. CM convinced them to solve their problems and said that the journey of development and progress will continue under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said development work in underdeveloped areas and in his constituency would be completed on a priority basis.
He said elected representatives should forge close relations with people from their constituencies and solve their problems. He said the PDM was an alliance of elements that were rejected and they had no agenda. This gang fabricates a conspiracy for power. The public meeting will have no impact on the government but legal action will be taken for violations of the Corona SOP. The government will continue to take every step necessary to protect people’s lives. Opposition leaders only care about their negative politics, but the government will not let them mess with people’s lives.
Rural roads: On special instructions from Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, the second phase of the “Naya Pakistan-Manzalien Asaan Program” has been launched to build 1,076 km of carpeted roads in remote rural areas at a cost of Rs14 billion. A total of 154 rural roads will be constructed and repaired under this project. The main minister said that the construction of roads in rural areas will help farmers get their products to market easily and in a timely manner. Road construction will not only improve transportation facilities for people living in rural areas but will also encourage trade and economic activities. CM said the “Naya Pakistan-Manzalien Asaan Program” is the flagship project of the PTI government. He said the past rulers believed in pomp and show off, while the PTI government had given birth and worked for the people’s welfare and progress.
He said that in the first phase of the Naya Pakistan-Manzalien Asaan Program, 1,236 km of roads were built and repaired at a cost of Rs15 billion. Special funds will also be allocated for the program in the following fiscal year, he concluded.
Greet Sikhs: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar while congratulating the Sikhs on the anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dav Ji welcoming them to Punjab. He said that according to Islamic teachings, the PTI government believes in religious tolerance. He said the establishment of the Kartarpur Corridor was a historic achievement of the PTI government. He said Baba Guru Nanak Dav Ji’s birthday was a traditional and fun festival of the Sikh community.
He said participating in each other’s joys would enhance brotherhood and harmony. He emphasized that Baba Guru Nanak Dav Ji is the best example of religious tolerance and interreligious harmony. He said Baba Guru Nanak was one of the personalities who spread the message of love for humanity and brotherhood. It is an honor for the PTI government to serve the Sikh community every year. All facilities have been provided for the Sikh community to carry out their religious rituals. The Sikh community is free to live their lives according to their religious beliefs. The government is paying special attention to maintaining, renovating and safety of Gurdwaras. The PTI government has guaranteed the protection of minority rights, he added.