Punjab govt spending funds on development projects: Shehbaz

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Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is moving towards progress and prosperity but some political elements are trying to create hurdles in the process. He said that Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) government has saved billions of rupees of the nation by maintaining transparency and a high standard in the implementation of development projects.

He said that Punjab government is committed to ensuring accountability, honesty and transparency, adding that the opponents of the government are trying to stop the process of national development.

He expressed these views while talking to elected representatives who met him on Wednesday. The chief minister said that the government has saved public money of billions of rupees by negotiating with the lowest bidders for various projects. He said that funds are being spent only on public welfare projects, adding that billions of rupees are being utilised on speedy development of the province while transparency, high quality and timely completion is being ensured as it is a hallmark of the Punjab government.

The chief minister said that politics of the PML-N revolves around public service and it is committed to providing relief to the masses. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, PML-N government has implemented development projects with high standard and transparency and set new examples of merit and transparency.

The chief minister said that the present leadership of the country is honest, adding that credit goes to PML-N government led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for introducing the culture of saving of national resources in development projects.

Shehbaz Sharif said that those creating anarchy in the country are the enemies of the nation and that they are the same elements that caused a huge loss to the national economy through their politics of sit-ins. He said that people know who is serving them selflessly and who is engaged in negative politics.

Those who met the chief minister included Members National and Provincial Assemblies Syed Javed Ali Shah, Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti, Mehr Muhammad Fayyaz and Lt. Col.(r) Shujaat Ahmad Khan.