CM directs to make South Punjab secretariat fully functional.

LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi Tuesday diArected to make the South PunAjab SecretarAiat fully funcAtional after it was found that the administrative set up in the southern region has been plagued by legal hitches and shortage of staff.

The chief minister chaired a meeting at his office and reAviewed proposals to improve affairs of the South Punjab Secretariat.

The meeting decided to constitute a committee unAder Provincial Minister Raja Basharat to remove all the hurdles to make it operational at the earliest.

Provincial Ministers, Raja Basharat, Mohsin Leghari, Akhtar Malik, ShahabudAdin, former federal minister Moonis Elahi, Chief Secretary Abdullah Khan Sumbal, ACS Capt (r) Asadullah Khan, secAretary finance, secretary regAulations and others attended the meeting. ACS (South PunAjab) gave a briefing to the parAticipants.

Also, the CM directed to ensure the utilization of 35 per cent development funds allocated to South Punjab and made it clear that the inAcumbent government would achieve South Punjab-related targets while ensuring that these funds are not spent anywhere else. 'The PML-N always cheated the masses on the issue of south Punjab'; the chief minister regretted and pointed out that there had been exemplary development in the south Punjab region in his previous tenure.

The CM also announced a phased-wise construction and restoration of the Multan-Vehari Road besides the conAstruction of a state-of-the-art circuit house and gymkhana club in Multan.


A delegation led by SuApreme Court Bar Association President Abid Zuberi met with Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi at his office on Tuesday. Former LHCBA...

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