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Govt working hard to overcome power outages: Governor

Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana Thursday said the government had inaugurated three power plants in just two months which showed its commitment and effective policies to overcome power outages.

Addressing a seminar on “Traffic Discipline Safety” organised by National Highways and Motorways police (NH&MP) at a local hotel, he said the government was putting efforts for rehabilitation and revamping of the health department besides other departments for welfare of people and to provide them relief.

The work on infrastructural development, including Karachi-Lahore Motorway, Khanewal-Multan Motorway and roads in northern areas was underway which would be completed soon, he said, adding the government has also given control of the Gwadar Port to China for its development which would also start a new era of progress and prosperity in the country.

The governor said Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had put in place effective and efficient measures to attract foreign investment and a number of foreign investors had shown interest to invest in Punjab. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was determined to work hard for the betterment of people.

The governor said rash driving and use of cellphone during driving were among top reasons of accidents and people should follow traffic rules not only for their own safety but also for the others.

Appreciating the performance of NH&MP, he said, “I am proud of the NH&MP’s performance” and added the other departments should also learn from the NH&MP as it had set a precedent for other departments by working hard with responsibility.

Rajwana assured his full support to NH&MP in bringing about operational reforms in the department and traffic laws.

Later, the governor distributed shields among Advisor to the Chief Minister on Health Khwaja Salman Rafique, MPAs Zakia Shahnawaz and Mian Munir, Singer Jawad Ahmad.

NH&MP Inspector General Muhammad Saleem Bhatti also presented a souvenir to the governor. Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal, renowned artists Sohail Ahmad and Iftikhar Thakur, member of civil society and NH&MP senior police officials also attended the seminar.

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