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PM Imran Discusses Overall Situation With Punjab Cabinet

Lahore (October 07, 2018): Prime Minister Imran on Sunday chaired the Punjab cabinet meeting and discussed the prevailing political and overall situation in the province.

During the cabinet meeting, PM Imran Khan apprised of the performance of various ministries as well as the progress on the implementation of the 100-day agenda.

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PM Imran was briefed on anti-encroachment operations, Clean and Green Punjab programme, Apna Ghar housing scheme and health and education initiatives.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Punjab government to achieve all the targets set under PTI’s 100-day agenda. The prime minister directed the Punjab cabinet to complete legislation about the new local government system to devolve the power to grass-root level. “You have to work hard to serve the people,” he said.According to sources, the prime minister also urged the provincial government to stand firm on its anti-encroachment operation and promised full assistance of the federal government in this regard. He said that no poor should be unnecessarily affected by the anti-encroachment drive.

The prime minister also asked the provincial government to fully support the plantation and cleanliness campaigns to make them a success. Sources add that the prime minister briefed the cabinet about the housing project.PM Imran Khan was welcomed at Government Officers Residence by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. PM Khan also met Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Naeemul Haq was also present for the meeting.Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran also held a one-on-one meeting with CM Buzdar today. Matters of mutual interest and affairs related to the Punjab province were discussed during the meeting, said the sources. Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar was also present in the meeting.

Earlier,  Prime Minister Imran Khan had reached Lahore on a one-day visit on Sunday. During his visit, he will review the implementation of the 100-day plan among other important engagements during his visit.

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During his one-day stay, PM Imran will meet Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, who will brief the premier about the implementation of the 100-day plan and the new provincial community development programs.Members of the provincial assembly and provincial cabinet will also call on the prime minister during his day-long visit to Punjab’s capital city.Earlier on October 06, Prime Minister Imran Khan chairing Balochistan cabinet meeting on its maiden visit to the province said that Balochistan will be given its due share in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain, Federal Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri, and Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi have also attended the meeting.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs Naeem ul Haq and Special Assistant on Media Iftikhar Durrani were also in attendance.During the meeting, the prime minister was briefed about the ongoing projects in the province. Balochistan cabinet members also apprised the premier regarding the financial crisis of the province.

Jam Kamal said that the people of the province have expectations with the provincial and federal governments, adding that if the provincial and federal governments failed to deliver, then it would have negative effects on the people of the province.

“Balochistan is enriched with natural resources,” he said and added the people of the province should be given benefit. Failed planning in the past has increased the feeling of deprivation among the people of Balochistan, he added.

On the occasion, PM Imran said that the federal government would only promise what it could deliver, adding that Kachi Kanal Phase-II and Phase-III would be completed soon. “The Asia Development Bank (ADB) would be approached if the government needed loan to complete this project,” he added.Balochistan would be given its due share in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the premier said. The prime minister said the Federal Government in collaboration with Balochistan authorities will end backwardness in the province.

Imran Khan said a comprehensive strategy would be worked out for an early progress of Balochistan in the light of proposals to be submitted by the Provincial Government.

The prime minister asked the members of Provincial Assembly to do an effective legislation for resolving problems of the people in the province. He also stressed the need of taking measures on a priority basis to meet the water scarcity in Quetta city.

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