CM Shehbaz Sharif reviews pace of public welfare projects
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.