LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said the government is taking practical measures to improve people's living standards.
Reforms are being introduced in the public departments and institutions according to the modern demands and these initiatives will yield far-reaching and positive results, he said. He said Punjab is being changed and will emerge as an exemplary province in this journey of change. 'The culture of spending taxpayers' money on personal luxuries has been eliminated. Former rulers spent national resources on personal projection,' he said.
The public offices, the chief minister said, are now adopting the culture of austerity. Under this campaign, expenses of CM Office have been reduced by 60 percent, he said. He said the PTI government has laid down the foundation of a corruption-free and justice-for-all society in the province.
Expenses of CM Office cut by 60pc
He said that mega corruption scandals had surfaced during the previous regimes. It is the pride of the PTI government that not a single scandal of corruption is on its credit neither it will be, he said. Corruption will be eliminated from Pakistan under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, he said.
INDIAN BARBARISM IN KASHMIR CONDEMNED
The chief ministers of Punjab and Balochistan strongly condemned the barbarism of the Indian armed forces and the anti-Muslim law of citizenship introduced by the Indian government, and expressed complete solidarity with Kashmiri people.
Buzdar said that Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and his Balochistan counterpart Jam Kamal Khan at a meeting here on Sunday rejected illegal, unconstitutional and undemocratic tactics of the Modi Sarkar. He said that Kashmir and Pakistan are conjoined twins and no one can isolate Kashmir from Pakistan. He said that fascist Modi has dug a pit for himself by bringing up the controversial law of citizenship.
Jam Kamal Khan said that Kashmiris are not alone in their struggle and Pakistanis stand by them. He said, 'We will continue to play a positive role for peace and unity among the provinces.' Senator Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, Home Minister of Balochistan Mir Zia Lango, Education Minister Muhammad Bakhsh Lehri, Revenue Minister Saleem Khosa and others were also part of the delegation. Punjab Provincial Minister Fayaz-ul-Hassan Chohan was also present at the meeting.
According to a handout, matters of mutual interest, cooperation between Punjab and Balochistan in different sectors...