LAHORE : A delegation of Senators led by Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani met Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and discussed matters of mutual interest, political situation and steps for increasing inter-provincial harmony.
Senators Abdul Qadir, Dilawar Khan and Sarfraz Bugti were among the delegation. During the meeting, Sadiq Sanjrani praised the vision of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar for presenting the best and people-friendly budget in Punjab.
He commended the district development package devised by the provincial government to ensure composite development in every area. The delegation also thanked the Punjab government and the chief minister for extending cooperation in development projects for the progress in the Balochistan province.
The CM said that all parts of country were linked to each other and development of Balochistan was in fact progress of Punjab. Pakistan can only move forward if all province including Punjab made progress, he added.
Meanwhile, Punjab government will launch the Chief Minister’s special programme for solving problems of Lahore city and provide the best facilities to its dwellers. Chairing a meeting here on Saturday, the chief minister ordered for finalising a comprehensive plan in this regard. He said members of the National and provincial assemblies would also be taken on board.
He ordered for devising a strategy to solve the parking problems in the city. He termed the Lahore city the heart of the country and a hub of economic activities, and therefore its problems should be solved on priority.
Usman Buzdar said that work regarding construction and repair of the city roads should be completed at the earliest besides restoring street-lights. Practical steps should be taken after an effective planning to end encroachments and special attention should be paid to traffic management, he said.
The CM ordered for running a campaign against beggars in the city and making arrangements for lodging the detained beggars at special places set up for them. He also ordered for taking action against elements involved in drug-peddling. The CM asked for preparing a plan for beautification of the provincial metropolis and ordered for expediting work on the project of underground water tank construction. Special measures should be taken to save people from stray dogs, he said.
Usman Buzdar said the development projects had been initiated by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, keeping in view the genuine needs of people. These projects would provide relief to masses in a real sense, he added.
Meanwhile, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani and Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar visited shrine of Hazrat Ali Hajveri popularly known as Data Ganj Bakhsh and offered Fateha.
Senators Abdul Qadir, Dilawar Khan and Sarfraz Bugti accompanied them.
They also prayed for the country’s development, prosperity and stability.
The Chairman and other senators also offered special prayers for early independence of oppressed people of Indian Occupied Kashmir.