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CM Buzdar reviews ongoing public welfare schemes

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar on Monday presided over a high-level meeting at civil secretariat to review ongoing public welfare schemes and other projects for the uplift of the backward areas.

Addressing the meeting, Buzdar said that development schemes for the uplift of the backward areas especially in the southern Punjab should be completed within their timeframe and added that concerned departments should proactively work to provide relief to the people living in far-flung areas.

“Early completion of clean drinking water schemes and development projects relating to healthcare and education sectors should be ensured,” he directed.

During the meeting, Mr Buzdar expressed his strong indignation over delay in some schemes and reprimanded the concerned officers. He made it clear that negligence in providing better facilities of healthcare to the common man is not tolerable at any cost.

You people are busy in drafting PC-1 while general public badly needs healthcare facilities. Now affairs would not be run like this, he added.

He said that difficulties of the people should be realized and action will be taken against those failing to solve the problems of the common man.

He said that special attention has been paid to social sector development in annual development program. Education, healthcare, provision of clean drinking water and durable development of other sectors are our main priorities and a realistic ADP is being designed for these sectors.

We have identified priorities for the prosperity of the people and rights will be given to the people belonging to southern Punjab and other less-developed areas.

He said that fruits of development projects will reach to the common man if they are completed well in time. That is why; a system of regular monitoring of welfare schemes has been designed.

Chief Minister said that he knows the problems of backward areas as he belongs to the most backward area. He directed the concerned officials to ensure achieving the targets of different sectors including health, education, agriculture, industry and clean drinking water.

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