CM She­hbaz Sharif re­views pace of pub­lic wel­fare projects

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Muham­mad She­hbaz Sharif presided over a high level meet­ing which re­viewed the pace of im­ple­men­ta­tion of pub­lic wel­fare projects in the prov­ince.

The Chief Min­is­ter said that self­less ser­vice to the masses is the mis­sion of the govern­ment. He said that work is be­ing car­ried out ex­pe­di­tiously on var­i­ous pub­lic wel­fare projects in the prov­ince. He said that Pak­istan Mus­lim League-N govern­ment has pro­moted the cul­ture of trans­parency, high qual­ity and speed in the com­ple­tion of de­vel­op­ment projects.

He said that not only lo­cal but in­ter­na­tional in­sti­tu­tions are also ac­knowl­edg­ing the trans­par­ent pol­icy of the govern­ment. She­hbaz Sharif said that Pun­jab govern­ment is fol­low­ing the pol­icy of bal­anced de­vel­op­ment of ru­ral and ur­ban ar­eas. He said that a big pro­ject of re­pair and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of ru­ral roads is be­ing im­ple­mented speed­ily which will greatly ben­e­fit ru­ral econ­omy.

She­hbaz Sharif said that

'Pakkiyan Sarkan Saukhay Pain­day' pro­gramme is a game changer for ru­ral pop­u­la­tion. He said that work is be­ing car­ried out on projects of im­prove­ment of education and health fa­cil­i­ties be­sides sup­ply of potable wa­ter with a cost of bil­lions of ru­pees and a high stan­dard is be­ing en­sured in the ex­e­cu­tion of de­vel­op­ment projects.

He said that govern­ment has in­tro­duced var­i­ous re­forms for im­prov­ing education and health fa­cil­i­ties. He said that there will be no short­age of re­sources for pro­vid­ing best education and health fa­cil­i­ties as well as sup­ply of drink­ing wa­ter to the cit­i­zens dur­ing next two and a half years and the jour­ney of self­less ser­vice to the masses will be con­tin­ued un­der the lead­er­ship of Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif.

Mem­bers Na­tional As­sem­bly Per­vaiz Malik, Hamza She­hbaz Sharif, Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary on Health Kh. Imran Nazir, con­cerned sec­re­taries, Com­mis­sioner La­hore Divi­sion and se­nior of­fi­cials at­tended the meet­ing.

Mean­while, Chief Min­is­ter Pun­jab She­hbaz Sharif said that spe­cial cen­ters were be­ing es­tab­lished in the prov­ince for the pro­tec­tion of rights of women and con­trol­ling vi­o­lence against them.

Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Muham­mad She­hbaz Sharif said that Pak­istani women were very tal­ented and had proved their abil­i­ties in dif­fer­ent sec­tors. He said the Pun­jab govern­ment had taken solid mea­sures for the em­pow­er­ment of women and bring­ing them into na­tional main­stream.

He said that women had been given 33 per cent rep­re­sen­ta­tion on all de­ci­sion-mak­ing boards and com­mit­tees, while their quota in govern­ment jobs had been in­creased from 5 per cent to 15 per cent.

He said that work­ing hos­tels were be­ing set up in var­i­ous dis­tricts for the ben­e­fit of work­ing women. This, he said while talk­ing to Mem­ber Na­tional As­sem­bly Shaista Per­vaiz Malik. She­hbaz Sharif said that vo­ca­tional train­ing cour­ses were also be­ing con­ducted un­der Pun­jab Vo­ca­tional Train­ing Coun­cil for eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment of women.

The CM said that men and women would have to make col­lec­tive ef­forts for trans­form­ing Pak­istan into an Is­lamic wel­fare state in ac­cor­dance with the prin­ci­ples of founders of the coun­try. He said that Pak­istan could not make progress with­out par­tic­i­pa­tion of women in de­vel­op­ment process and giv­ing them due sta­tus in the so­ci­ety.

She­hbaz Sharif said it was the need of the hour that par­tic­i­pa­tion of women should be en­sured in the prac­ti­cal fields. He said that govern­ment led by Prime Min­is­ter Muham­mad Nawaz Sharif had taken his­toric mea­sures for the em­pow­er­ment of women as well as their wel­fare and bet­ter­ment.

He said the Pun­jab govern­ment had pub­lished the first Gen­der Par­ity Re­port-2016 in South Asia in the light of which fur­ther steps would be taken for the up­lift of women so that they could play their due role in so­cio-eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try.

Shaista Per­vaiz Malik MNA con­grat­u­lated CM Muham­mad She­hbaz Sharif on tak­ing his­toric mea­sures for the em­pow­er­ment of women and pro­tec­tion of their rights. She also com­mended the leg­is­la­tion car­ried out by the Pun­jab As­sem­bly for the pro­tec­tion of the rights of women.

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