Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif presided over a meeting of Cabinet sub-committee on law and order on Friday which reviewed in detail the steps being taken for the overall law and order situation. The chief minister lauded cabinet sub-committee, police and administration on ensuring law and order atmosphere during Muharram-ul-Haram and the processions in the last month.
He said that the state institutions also performed their duties efficiently during protests in previous days and did not allow anyone to create hurdle in the daily routine of the people.
He said due to their hard work, no unpleasant incident occurred during Muharram-ul-Haram and their role is appreciable on performing their duty of protection of life and property of the people efficiently. Shehbaz Sharif said that protection of life and property of the people was basic responsibility of state and no effort should be spared in ensuring the supremacy of law and justice.
He directed indiscriminate action against those who take law in their hands and said that no one would be allowed to take law in ones hand.
He said that encouragement of employees and the institutions had resulted in improvement of the performance of the departments.
Provincial ministers Rana Sanaullah, Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Rana Mashhood, Malik Nadeem Kamran, Bilal Yasin, MNA Hamza Shehbaz, Punjab government’s spokesman Zaeem Hussain Qadri, Special Assistant Rana Maqbool Ahmed, IG police, secretaries of concerned departments, police officials and senior officers of law enforcement agencies attended the meeting, while divisional commissioners, RPOs, DCOs and DPOs participated in the meeting through video link from their respective districts.
LORD NAZIR MEETS SHEHBAZ SHARIF:
Member of British House of Lords, Lord Nazir Ahmad met Shehbaz Sharif on Friday. Lord Nazir appreciated the performance of chief minister on speedy completion of development projects and implementation of revolutionary programme of public welfare.
He said that the Chief Minister had set new records of public service and credit of completion of public welfare projects with transparency goes to the dynamic leadership of Shehbaz Sharif.
He said that Pakistan Muslim League-N government had set up a new example by saving billions of rupees in development projects. He said that problems of overseas Pakistanis were being resolved with the setting-up of Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that journey of service, honesty and transparency was continuing speedily under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
He said tremendous work had been carried out for resolving the problems of the people during the last three and a half years and Pakistan had been making rapid progress.
He said that Overseas Pakistanis Commission was rendering invaluable services for resolving problems of Pakistanis living abroad, and the problems of overseas Pakistanis had been resolved on priority basis.