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Punjab govt to address shortage of police force

–CM Buzdar directs inquiry into use of substandard material in public health schemes

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday assured that the Punjab government will address the shortage of law enforcement and rescue services in smaller districts of the province.

While talking to the media at the Toba Tek Singh DC Office, CM Buzdar claimed record steps were taken within 72 hours of Sahiwal tragedy.

“Punjab government has no role in calling the bereaved family to the Senate committee. The police will have to adopt a people-friendly attitude,” he added.

To a question, he said that notice of corruption and other illegal activities has been taken and investigation of water supply scheme in TT Singh will be done through the Anti-Corruption Establishment.

He said, “It is the first government which understands the problems of the people by going at the grassroots… A campaign has been started to visit every division and district for the sake of the people and government and the administration are gaining full understanding of the problems.”

Earlier, the chief minister planted a sapling at the DC Office under tree plantation campaign and prayed for its success.

He presided over a high-level meeting to review public welfare schemes and the situation of law and order in detail. He also issued necessary directions to the officials concerned.

Addressing the meeting, the CM said that the PTI government has diverted the journey of development towards backward areas and added that public welfare schemes will be completed on a priority basis in TT Singh.

“It is sanguine that every area has been benefiting from the journey of development while the past rulers kept the development process limited to specific cities due to their wrong policies. On the other side, PTI is following a policy of composite development,” he added.

CM Budar said that the provision of the bus service to the girls’ school will be ensured and industrial zones will be established as well. Similarly, expansion of DHQ Hospital will also be considered.

He issued directions to hold an inquiry regarding the use of substandard material in public health schemes and irregularities in the allotment of state lands in the past.

“Corruption will not be tolerated and those who have looted the state resources will have to pay back every penny. I will personally monitor the public welfare schemes in TT Singh,” Buzdar added.

He said that immediate steps will be taken for addressing the shortage of police force in the district.

Buzdar said, “The Rescue 1122 service will be immediately started in Kamalia and Gojra. The start of peace caravan in TT Singh is a good step and this model will also be started in other districts. Similarly, scope of dolphin force will be extended to every district and every effort will be made to overcome the crime as well as protection of life and property of the people.”

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