LAHORE: Acting Governor Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Thursday and discussed matters of mutual interest.
Both leaders agreed to continue working jointly for the betterment of the people and also discussed the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir, where curfew has entered its 52nd day. They expressed complete solidarity with the people of the occupied valley and called for an end to Indian brutalities there.
Speaking on the performance of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government in Punjab, Buzdar said, “we will jointly continue working for public service and our allies will be taken on board. We are moving ahead with the agenda of serving the people while the opposition is engaged in the politics of non-issues.”
“Previous governments failed to deliver on key promises, they were only interested in investing in showpiece projects which amounted to little development in the province.”
“Instead of providing any relief to the people, they only added to people’s woes,” he added.
Buzdar said his government had identified the province’s problems and his efforts were directed at providing relief and welfare to the people. He said that the new local bodies system being introduced by the government will usher the province into a new era of development. He added that authority would be devolved to the local levels and genuine representatives of the people will be elected from among the grassroots.
Pervaiz Elahi, on the occasion, said that he looked forward to the implementation of the LG system and that he was working in close cooperation with the Punjab chief minister.
“Chief Minister Usman Buzdar is serving the people while former rulers showed-off in the name of development, while the gimmickry of the so-called Khadim-e-Aala has been exposed. The opposition has no agenda,” he added.
“The province was ruined by the previous government, and the welfare schemes introduced during my tenure were overturned for which the common man has to bear the brunt.”
“We left the provincial exchequer with a surplus but the previous government bankrupted the province,” the former chief minister said.