Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is moving towards progress and prosperity but some political elements are trying to create hurdles in this process for the achievement of their personal interests. He said that Pakistan Muslim League-N government has saved billions of rupees of the nation by maintaining transparency and a high standard in the implementation of development projects.
He expressed these views while talking to elected representatives who met him, here today.
He said that Punjab government is committed to accountability, honesty, saving and transparency. He said that political opponent of the government are trying to stop the process of national development, however, politically conscious people of Pakistan will foil every conspiracy of such elements.
The Chief Minister said that government has saved public money of billions of rupees by negotiating with the lowest bidders for various projects. He said that there is no other example of such a benefit to national economy in the history of the country. He said that funds are a trust of the nation and are being spent only on public welfare projects.
He said that billions of rupees are being utilized on speedy development of the province and welfare projects for the masses while transparency, high quality and timely completion of uplift projects is being ensured as it is a hallmark of Punjab government.
The Chief Minister said that service to the people is the pivot of politics of Pakistan Muslim League-N and it is committed to provision of relief to the masses. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, PML-N government has implemented development projects with high standard and transparency and set new examples of merit and transparency.
He said that at least 215 billion rupees of the nation have been saved for the first time in the history of the country in energy, transport and infrastructure projects of federal and Punjab government and these resources are being spent on health, education and infrastructure projects.
The Chief Minister said that present leadership is free from corruption. He said that credit goes to PML-N government led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for introducing the culture of saving of national resources in the execution of development projects. He said that government set a shining example by saving of 215 billion rupees through successful negotiations with the lowest bidders for various projects.
Shahbaz Sharif said that those creating anarchy in the country are the enemies of the nation and these are the same elements which caused a huge loss to the national economy through politics of sit-ins. He said that people know who is serving them selflessly and who is engaged in negative politics.
Those who met the Chief Minister included Members National and Provincial Assembly Syed Javed Ali Shah, Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti, Mehr Muhammad Fayyaz and Lt. Col.(R) Shujaat Ahmad Khan. Mansha Allah Butt MPA was also present on the occasion.