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Buzdar denies political pressure on departments

LAHORE:Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that the PTI-led government in Punjab has given unprecedented freedom to its officers to perform their duties on merit and there is no political pressure on officers and departments.

In a statement issued here on Monday, he said that the postings of the government employees were being done purely on merit. He said that the menace of nepotism had also been done away with, and no pressure was ever exerted on any officer for execution of his official duties. Usman Buzdar said that the officers were performing their duties under a system of chain of command. He regretted that the past rulers promoted a culture of humiliating officers based on their likes and dislikes and the ego of some officers was hurt in the open. The PTI government valued honest and hardworking officers and those working hard for serving masses would be encouraged, added the CM.

No polio case: Usman Buzdar said on Monday that no polio case was reported this year due to effective measures adopted by the government. In his message, the chief minister appealed to the parents to get administered anti-polio drops to their children as five-day polio vaccination campaign would be continued till June 11 in the province. Saving minors from polio disease was a collective responsibility and everyone should extend support to safeguard the future of children, he said and asked the line departments to ensure the best results through sustained efforts. The chief minister pledged that a 100 percent vaccination target would be achieved while implementing corona-related SOPs. He said the parliamentarians as well as the field administration should strive hard to make the campaign a success. Children coming from other provinces should also be administered vaccine and field teams should be monitored, he added. Deplores politicking over train accident Sardar Usman Buzdar has deplored politicisation of the Daharki train accident by the opposition parties.

In a statement, the CM condemned the elements using train accidents for their politics and advised the opposition to extend sympathies to the bereaved families. Regrettably, the impassive cabal was busy in scoring points instead of sharing the pain and agony of the affected families, he added. It seems the opposition was obsessed with the unending lust for power. However, he added the nation had realised that this gang had no respect or honour for the people’s lives. Using the accident for political purposes was a symbol of mean mentality; he added. Usman Buzdar expressed deep grief over the loss of human lives in the train accident and extended sympathies to the bereaved families. He prayed for early recovery of the injured and said the Punjab government fully shares the grief of the families who lost their dear ones.

Takes notice: The chief minister sought a report from the Secretary Schools and Commissioner Lahore about the death of a girl student due to collapse of wall of a private school here at Green Town. The CM ordered for an action against the responsible persons and provision of the best medical treatment to the injured girls. He also extended sympathies to the bereaved family.

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