Merit, development of remote areas govt’s top priorities: CM


LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Monday said that upholding merit, developing remote areas and facilitating poor segments of the society were the government’s priorities in “new Pakistan”.

Speaking to delegations of notables from Taunsa and Dera Ghazi Khan at his office, the chief minister said that merit and good governance were the priorities of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and rule of law would be implemented in letter and spirit across the country.

“My doors are always open for the people so that I can solve their problems,” he said, adding that his liaison with the masses would be stronger than ever in the past.

“Reforms will be introduced in public sector departments to solve the problems faced by the people. Similarly, the scourge of nepotism will completely be eradicated and merit and justice will reign supreme.”

The chief minister said that Punjab would play the role of a vanguard to materialise Imran Khan’s dream of bringing qualitative changes in the society. “We shall come up to the expectations of the people by fulfilling the vision of the prime minister,” he said, adding that sincere efforts would be made to solve the problems of backward areas of southern Punjab.

Buzdar said that health and education were the right of every citizen and these would be provided to the people at their doorsteps. Along with it, a policy of simplicity and austerity would be adopted.

He said the people would be provided relief by bringing real change at the grassroots level and this change would be visible to everybody. “This change, in fact, is meant to serve the people of the country,” said Buzdar.

The chief minister said he would soon visit all divisional and district headquarters to personally monitor the solution of people’s problems. He said the province would be run according to Imran Khan’s vision and every effort would be made to implement PTI’s 100-day agenda.

“The change will be visible to all and sundry and decisions will be unanimously made with consultations, concluded the chief minister.