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CM Usman Buzdar suspends 5 officers during his visit to Gujranwala

Lahore : During Gujranwala visit of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, five officers have been suspended on public complaints about bribery and negligence from duty.

CEO (Education) Gujranwala Farooq has been suspended on the public the complaint of showing negligence from duty along with Tehsildar (Gujranwala Sadr) Khawaja Nadeem and Sub-Registrar (Rural) Ansar Sagheer Khan on the direction of Chief Minister Punjab and inquiry have been initiated against the suspended officers.

During his visit to Central Jail, Incharge Assistant Superintendent Jail and Warden Faisal have also been suspended on the complaint of bribery.

The Chief Minister has made it clear that no one will be allowed to hinder the agenda of public service adding that the officers, who will not serve the people, cannot have any right to stay on their posts. Only public interest is dear to me, he added.

Punjab Chief Minister visited the under-construction Ghakhar Sports Arena at Ghakhar Mandi on Tuesday and inspected its various sections. He said that this sports facility will be completed with a cost of around Rs.37 crore where cricket, hockey and football grounds are being constructed and the facilities of gymnasium, tennis, basketball, volleyball courts and other sports will also be available.

He directed to timely complete the under-construction work along with ensuring its quality. He said that the construction of the sports arena will provide opportunities to the youth to exhibit their sports talent. Provision of sports activities in the new Pakistan is the top priority of the government, he added.

Secretary Sports gave a briefing to the Chief Minister and informed that the sports arena is being developed on an area of 55 kanals of land. Advisor Akram Chaudhry, Spokesman to CM and others were also present on the occasion.

Later, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar inaugurated the shelter-home at the general bus stand Gujranwala and inspected the facilities provided in it. He termed it an example of benevolence and kindness and said that shelter-homes are being constructed in every district of the province to provide shelter to the homeless people and medical facilities are also being provided to them along with food.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated traveler eye center at the general bus stand. Talking to the media afterward, Usman Buzdar said that feasibility report about the setting up of a university in Gujranwala will be reviewed. The people will be made empowered in the real sense in the new local bodies system, he added. Posting and transfer of bureaucracy is the authority of the government and those who will not perform will be changed. Similarly, the change will be made wherever an issue arises, he added.

The Chief Minister said that he will personally monitor the crackdown against adulteration mafia in the whole of the province. He also directed to release the audit report about alleged irregularities in Gujranwala Medical College and Teaching Hospital along with the initiation of proceedings.      

The Chief Minister also visited model children home of social welfare department and held a meeting with the enrolled children. He announced to enhance their pocket-money and directed to arrange a doctor for the treatment of ailing children. These children should be looked after like our own kids. He also directed to arrange recreation tours of the children and invited the children to McDonald’s for a meal out of his own pocket.

Usman Buzdar visited Central Jail Gujranwala and inquired the prisoners about their problems. He expressed strong indignation on the complaint of bribery by the visitors and Warden Faisal and Incharge Assistant Superintendent Jail was suspended on his direction. He also went to the control room and met with the prisoners who were talking to their families through PTCL phone.

He visited the women ward and talked to the women prisoners engaged in getting training through TEVTA. He directed to enroll their kids in model children home with the consent of women prisoners. He distributed certificates among women prisoners completing beautician and sewing courses and directed to install room coolers in their barracks.

He inaugurated the literacy center for them and also inspected the cleanliness arrangement of washrooms in the jail. Usman Buzdar visited the male prisoners’ barracks as well and inquired about their problems. He directed to provide a meal in time along with the provision of sports facilities and said that cricket equipment should be provided as well.

He held a meeting with the juvenile offenders in high school and asked them about the problems. He said that needy women prisoners will be provided to the facility of lawyers because their welfare is our responsibility. He also said that the up-gradation issue of jail staff will be solved.

The Chief Minister also distributed financial aid cheques worth one million rupees each among the heirs of five children and a woman who died in the incident of KT Model School Gujranwala. He extended sympathies to the bereaved families and announced that educational activities will not be allowed in dilapidated buildings of educational institutions so as to stop happening of such incidents in the future. The lives of the children are very dear to us. Survey of dilapidated school buildings is underway and the elements showing negligence will not escape from punishment, the Chief Minister concluded.

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