Khan thrusts Punjab on 100 days’ agenda

By Staff Reporter
Sunday – September 2, 2018
LAHORE: Prime minister (PM) Imran Khan on Saturday met with the members of Punjab cabinet, in the presence of Punjab chief minister (CM) Usman Buzdar, Khan asserted that the elimination of corrupt practices is one of the biggest challenges in Punjab and stressed that the cabinet members make it their first priority to identify them and take strict action.

According to an official statement, PM Khan expressed serious concern over land grabbing and encroachments in the province in general and Lahore in particular.

He directed that mafias and big groups who have been involved in encroachments and land grabbings must be taken to task and directed CM Buzdar to immediately launch anti-encroachment drive and action against them.

PM assured his fullest support to Punjab government in this regard.

Khan emphasised upon the need of austerity and simplicity and held that the cabinet members set the example while remaining at the forefront to remove extravagance on taxpayer’s money at all levels.

“We must invest on human development while rationalising our expenditures, simultaneously with austerity and simplicity, because Pakistan has the lowest human development index (HDI) in the region,” PM said.

Khan urged the cabinet to work tirelessly for the implementation of 100 days’ agenda of the incumbent regime, to bring a visible change in the socio-economic spheres.

He mentioned that he will be frequently visiting Punjab and will remain at the forefront to oversee the first 100 days’ agenda.

The cabinet members shared their ideas and proposals, concerning their departments, with the prime minister.

Earlier, Khan held a meeting with CM Buzdar and also planted a sapling upon arrival at CM secretariat.