Lahore: Senior Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister and Senator Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa has said that the Punjab government has achieved great success under the leadership of Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif by spending funds on merit and in a transparent way on public welfare and development projects.
He stated this while talking to a delegation of and consulars of Iran, Uzbekistan, Korea, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, the United Kingdom, Palestine and Canada along-with their families who called on him at 90-Shahra-e-Quaid-e-Azam under Col. Doru Resmarita of Romania.
Zakat & Ushr Minister Malik Nadeem Kamran, Special Assistant Syed Zaeem Hussain Qadri, Begum Zakia Shahnawaz, Chairman Planning and Development, Secretaries of Finance, Education, Home, Inspector General of Police and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.
Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa said that in Punjab the law and order situation is satisfactory and favorable for investment and trade activities. He said that Punjab has an exemplary role for other provinces for this reason. Senior Advisor said comprehensive steps are being taken to train police force on modern lines to maintain the law and order in the province. He said police was being trained with the assistance of Turkey. He said one hundred model police stations equipped with latest weapons have been set up in the province at the cost of Rs.604.7 million to change the thana culture. He said an online system has been established for the verification of 300 private security companies and the Pakistan Auto Made Finger Print Identification System has been set up in 23 districts of the province. He told the delegation that a forensic laboratory has also been set up in the provincial capital at a cost of Rs.12.8 billion.
Senior Advisor Sardar Khosa said the provincial government has taken revolutionary steps for the promotion of education and reduce dropout rate from schools. He said one lakh and 25 thousand laptops were distributed among talented students across the province in the previous financial year at a cost of Rs. 4 billion. The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) of Rs. 10 billion has been established for the deserving students. The Senior Advisor said that women universities have been established in Sialkot, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur and Multan for the promotion of higher education, and Daanish school system has been established to provide quality education to deserving students. He said IT labs have been set up in 4286 schools. He said free medicines are being given to patients at indoor and outdoor wards of public hospitals. Similarly five new medical colleges have been established and the Thal College in Bhakkar has been approved. He said institutes of cardiology have been set up in Rawalpindi and Wazirabad and a 450-bed hospital in Bahawalpur and another 200-bed hospital in Shahdara have been established.
The Senior Advisor said air-conditioned buses have been run in big cities and the rapid bus transit system would be completed in the ongoing month. He said in the current financial year Rs.10 billion have been earmarked to overcome the energy crisis. Twenty thousand yellow cabs are being distributed among the educated youth. The Senior Advisor and the delegation also exchanged shields at the end.