LAHORE: National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq and Railways Minister Saad Rafique called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
During a meeting Friday, different issues including Senate elections, political matters and development programmes were discussed. The speaker and railways minister praised the chief minister for saving Rs682 billion in various projects.
According to a handout, the chief minister said journey of public welfare and development is being moved forward speedily. Resources are a sacred trust of the people and every penny is being spent for the welfare of the masses. It is heartening that a saving of billions of rupees has been made in development projects through the policy of transparency and efficiency.
The government has also spread a network of farm-to-market roads and infrastructural developments in the province. He said Lahore Orange Line Metro Train project is of prime importance in the transport sector as hundreds of thousands of commuters will daily commute by this train. We have initiated practical steps for development instead of hollow slogans, he added. Punjab enjoys a conspicuous status in the arena of development while the performance of so-called claimants is evident before the people, he further added. The speaker said welfare projects have been completed with hard work by the chief minister and development process in Punjab has become a role model for other provinces.
Railways minister said heart of Shahbaz beats with the people, adding that chief minister has made the province fully-developed with his hard work. Meanwhile, the chief minister said there could be no other priority than welfare of the people, adding that nothing could stop the speedy journey of development in the province.
Punjab is leading in effective utilisation of information technology tools and people have been provided best services by promoting information and communication technologies in public sector departments. The CM said elimination of loadshedding is the historic achievement of the PML-N government, adding energy projects have been completed with no match in country’s 70-year history.