Monday, November 28, 2022

CM Usman Buzdar lays foundation stone of South Punjab Secretariat

CM Usman Buzdar lays foundation stone of South Punjab Secretariat
LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired the maiden meeting of South Punjab Secretariat at Circuit House in Multan on Thursday and issued guidelines about public service agenda of the government. Addressing the meeting, the CM directed that doors of South Punjab Secretariat should remain open to the people and the officers should solve the public problems through an open-door policy. "They should go out to personally monitor the ground situation. The governance model of South Punjab Secretariat should be exemplary and the officers will have to come up to the expectations of the people as their task has been increased. The officers should burn the midnight oil for public service," he said. The CM said that the government had adopted the zero-tolerance policy against corruption and no compromise will be made on transparency in government matters. "I have never tolerated corruption nor would bear it in future," the CM emphasised. "Local problems should be solved at the grassroots so that the people may not have to go to the provincial capital for the solution of their petty problems. The officers are given full authority and they should work very hard to solve public problems," the CM reiterated. Provincial Minister Akhtar Malik said the South Punjab Secretariat would have not been established, had Usman Buzdar not been the chief minister. MNA Ahmed Hussain Dehar said that credit of South Punjab Secretariat goes to Usman Buzdar. SMBR, Commissioner and RPO Multan and CEO IDAP were also present. Earlier, the CM was given a briefing about the project of south Punjab secretariat in Multan. The CM announced that South Punjab Secretariat will be constructed in Multan on Mattital Road over an area of 500 Kanal and added that its design has already been approved. "Necessary facilities will be provided in the five-storey building along with an urban forest." He also gave in-principle approval to establish Multan Gymkhana and further directed to early operationalise the first phase of Nishtar Hospital-II being completed with five billion rupees to construct the 500-bed hospital facility. During the ceremony, mismanagement was witnessed in the presence of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. Workers boycotted the ceremony for not displaying the picture of Prime Minister Imran Khan on the banners.