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Punjab government to pay public electrcity bills

Lahore:Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that provision of justice, best services and solving the problems of the masses is the sole mission of Pakistan Muslim League-N and, no stone would be left unturned in achieving this end. He directed government officers to become servants of the masses, rather than their masters. He directed that the government servants must deal with complainants with politeness, respect and honour, besides taking immediate steps to resolve their problems.

The Chief Minister was talking to complainants at the Complaint Cell set up at Iqbal Park, Minar-e-Pakistan, here today. Member National Assembly Pervaiz Malik, and Member Provincial Assembly Kh. Imran Nazir were also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister listened to the complaints of citizens for an hour in an extremely hot weather and gave on the spot instructions for the redressal of their grievances.

Talking to the complainants, Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that service to people is the mission of Pakistan Muslim League-N leadership and every step would be taken to ensure redressal of their grievances. A woman complainant said that her husband is a mental patient, but she does not have resources for his medical care. The Chief Minister directed that free-of-cost medical treatment be provided to the husband of the woman. Another woman from Jhang informed the Chief Minister about theft in her house, whereas yet another woman from Changa Manga informed the Chief Minister about abduction of her daughter and police’s failure to arrest the culprits. The Chief Minister directed police officers, present on the occasion, to take effective and immediate steps in this regard and submit a report to him. An old person, with an electricity bill in his hand, also met the Chief Minister and informed him that his current month’s electricity bill was over Rs.5000/-, but he, being a poor man, cannot pay this bill. Getting the bill from the hands of the old man, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif directed the officers to pay his bill. Expressing his satisfaction over the performance of officers working in the Complaint Cell, the Chief Minister appreciated their dedication to work.

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