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19/05/22

On instructions of Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz, members provincial assembly Khawaja Salman Rafique and Khawaja Imran Nazeer showed their resolve to deal with diarrhea and Cholera on emergency basis while chairing a meeting in Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department. In a meeting where Dr. Jamshaid from WHO and Additional Secretary Dr. Asim Altaf and other officials were present Khawaja Salman Rafique and Khawaja Imran Nazeer reviewed all the steps taken to deal with diarrhea and Cholera in detail. Khawaja Salman Rafique said,"We are in talks with WHO to increase the capacity of labs to perform tests of cholera. Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department and Specialized Healtcare and Medical Education will design a single dashboard for private hospitals and labs. We are taking steps to ensure that teaching hospitals of Punjab can have testing facility for diarrhea and Cholera as soon as possible. We are taking all the necessary steps to provide better healthcare for general public." While talking about the importance of data collection Khawaja Imran Nazeer said,"We're utilizing all the resources we can to ensure data collection of patients of diarrhea and cholera. Hospitals of Punjab are being checked so that they can provide facilities of testing, medicines for the patients of diarrhea and cholera. WASA, Punjab Food Authority and other departments are being coordinated to work together to deal with diarrhea and cholera. I urge people to take all preventive measures to avoid diarrhea and cholera."

19/05/22

Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Hamza Shahbaz has said that the lions of Sargodha have always maintained the relationship of loyalty and always stood with Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. He regretfully remarked that during the previous four years tenure Imran Niazi gave the false dream to the youth to give them one crore employments and also lied to build 50 lac houses but could not build even one thousands houses. “Imran Niazi sapped the blood of the nation for four years and subjected the masses to massive inflation and also snatched away medicines from the ill persons. The minister who minted billions of rupees from medicines was given an important position in the party”, he regretted. He denounced that Imran Niazi wants to spread anarchy in the country under the garb of politics. “Sometimes he threats the institutions of Pakistan and sometimes he threats our friendly countries. Imran Niazi if you have sportsman spirit then compete with Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif in politics. If you do politics of unrest and violate the constitution then the spirit of the Pakistani people will lift you up and put you into the sea”, he stated. He was addressing a big public rally of PML-N in Sargodha. CM disclosed that we have subsidized ten kg flour bag to Rs. 160 adding that 10 kg flour bag previously was available in Rs. 650 and will now be available at Rs. 490. “Imran Niazi if you can stop me then stop as I have set out on doing the public service mission and redress their grievances” he maintained.

He said that by the grace of Allah Almighty the prices of sugar and ghee will also be subsidized in coming few days. “You snatched away pesticides from the farmers and duped them. No matter how much you wale and cry but we will not take revenge. The public court will be held and you will be put in the court of law because you are criminal to the nation. Imran Niazi this nation will not allow you to flee. You put Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif to jail and they do not care for this. You have played the jail game a lot but now the door of jail will open up for Imran Niazi”, he stated. “You laid down before the IMF and took 80 percent of the loan which was taken in 74 years of the country’s history which amounts to Rs. 20,000 billion but despite this he did not commit suicide”, he censured. CM Hamza Shahbaz said that elections are coming close and the youth whose dreams were shattered by Imran Niazi will take him to account and you will be forceed to commit political suicide. “Imran Niazi and Arif Alvi you should listen carefully that no matter how much you breach the constitution, my path is the path to serve the masses which you can never stop”, he emphasized. Hamza Shahbaz said that Pakistan army is our joint army and he salutes the martyred of Pakistan Army and their brave mothers.  Hamza Shahbaz said that Imran Niazi is not doing politics but rather sowing the seeds of conspiracy. He urged the nation to wake up adding that Imran Niazi is not doing long march but rather has the fear to go to jail. Hamza Shahbaz highlighted that by the grace of Allah Almighty the future of Pakistan is bright under the able leadership of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Muhammad Shahbaz Shairf adding that the days are not far away when Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will be among this massive crowd. CM revealed that the Punjab government will start construction work on the Sargodha-Lahore road immediately and vowed to provide free medicines to the citizens in the hospitals as well.

19/05/22

Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz has announced a record decrease in the price of flour under the Chief Minister Relief Package adding that the ten kg flour bag would be available at Rs.490 instead of Rs.650. The PMLN led government had decided to decrease around 200 billion annual burden through the provision of subsidized flour. The provincial government has procured 4.5 million metric tons of wheat this year, for which, the food secretary deserves accolades. The wheat is available in the international market at Rs.4000 per maund while the government has purchased wheat from the farmers at Rs.2200 per maund. While addressing the presser at Model Town along with MPAs namely Asad Khokhar, Syed Hassan Murtaza, Moaviyah Azam, Mian Khalid Mahmood, Jugnu Mohsin, Nouman Langrial, Awais Leghari and Ata Ullah Tarar and Zeeshan Rafiq, the CM said that steps are being taken to reduce prices of sugar and ghee and people would be given much more good news soon in this regard. I would visit bazaars to monitor the price control mechanism; he said and pointed out that the sugar mills of the Sharif family have taken the lead in reducing the sugar rate. The government is also trying to reduce the prices of essential items and district price control committees have been reactivated across the province along with finalizing a comprehensive price control policy. Genuine profit is a right of the traders but no one will be allowed illegal profiteering; he announced and regretted that the cabinet could not take oath due to the violation of the constitution by the President as he has started serving the masses on April 30. The President did not respect the order of the courts and there is no example of such a violation of the constitution in 74 years of history. The person sitting in the President's House is the culprit of Pakistan as the province comprising 12 crore people is still deprived of a governor. Pervaiz Elahi has attacked our women in assembly through goons and now showing another stubbornness by not taking the oath of the caretaker government, he added. Enmity has been committed with the people by not taking the oath of the Punjab cabinet as numerous decisions are made by the cabinet but I want to make it crystal clear that I would continue to serve the masses without wasting any movement, added Hamza Shahbaz. Imran Niazi should listen that I would continue to stand with the people despite hurdles created by him and no power on earth could stop me from serving the masses, he further maintained. Havoc played with Pakistan for four years during the tenure of Imran Niazi and he is not engaged in politics but trying to create anarchy and unrest, he further said. 

The CM regretted that Imran Niazi is conspiring to defame the constitution by attacking them and the increase in the dollar rate is the result of the inefficiency of Imran Niazi who could not decide about approaching the IMF for six months. During his period, the rupee fell by 40 percent. This man is raising the slogan of revolution by committing cruelty against the nation. It is a serious matter that Imran Niazi claimed that families of army men would take part in his march and the institutions should take notice of it. This man is not deviating from a conspiracy to defame the armed forces when enemies are active, political uncertainty is on the rise and the economy is teetering. He wants devastation of the country, the CM regretted. What was your agenda if you were not supposed to reduce the rates of potatoes and onions as PM and Imran Niazi raised a false slogan of accountability but could not justify the theft of Toshakhana? You are committing enmity with Pakistan and institutions and the people would have to take notice of it because you have made friendly countries angry and incurred irreparable losses to diplomatic relations. Hamza Shahbaz maintained that his leader Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif taught him to serve the masses. Due to the wrong policies of Imran Niazi, prices have gone through the roof. The purchasing power of the common man has almost ended. The life of the poor has become hell. It does not matter if my cabinet can take the oath but I would continue to stand with the masses. I would remain in this position as long as Allah Almighty is pleased I would continue to serve the masses. They are spreading chaos in the country while we are healing the wounds of the people, he added. 

The CM vowed to resolve the problems of the people along with political allies and added that the journey of public service would be moved forward. The officers were given postings after minting money in past tenure but hard working and honest officers are being posted on merit by the incumbent government. He announced that patients of different diseases, along with cancer, would be given free medicine and challenged Imran Niazi to face him in the political arena as he could not compete with the performance of the incumbent government. We would not take revenge, he added. Pervaiz Elahi should stop shedding alligators' tears and the law will come into action against the culprits who attacked the Punjab assembly. Who would be responsible if something happened to Dost Mazari? To a question, he said that the PML N government handed over a load-shedding free country in 2018. Electricity plants were not taken care of during the tenure of Imran Niazi and near and dear ones benefited from furnace oil and the people have to face the consequences. Farah Gogi used to run Punjab and she minted money. The real faces of the culprits of the people would be brought before the masses. PTI does not want this system to run and Imran Niazi is repeating the mantra of 'I will not agree' but Pakistan would continue to survive. However, the people would have to keep a vigilant eye on Imran Niazi because he is committing enmity with the country to satiate his ego. That is why he violated the constitution and if the Supreme Court had not opened at midnight, there would be no law in the country. The only solution to crises faced by the country lies in transparent elections, he added. To another question, he termed the long march as the fear march of Imran Niazi. A former minister from Rawalpindi used to say that handcuffs are our jewel and jail is our home but the next day he goes to court and gets bail. He said that Imran Niazi and his cronies would have to account for 4 years of the heist. Shehzad Akbar kept my brother's accounts frozen for many months and cases were filed against us as revenge, but we would not do anything that would smell of revenge, the CM concluded.

18/05/22

Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz chaired a meeting at his office on Wednesday to review steps for improving cleanliness arrangements in the provincial metropolis along with examining proposals to devise a new cleanliness system. Kh. Ahmad Hasaan, Kh. Imran Nazir, chief secretary, administrative secretaries and others attended the meeting. The CM regretted that Lahore, which once was a neat and clean city, has been ruined in the last four years. As cleanliness is half of the faith, not only the posh localities but mohallas and streets should also be kept neat and clean because the provision of a clean environment to the common man is a collective responsibility of all of us; he said and directed that solid waste should be timely removed through existing resources and staff. He also directed to identify a suitable piece of land for the new landfill site. The cleanliness arrangements should be daily monitored, he added. Similarly, the parliamentarians should be activated with regard to cleanliness arrangements at the level of union councils and the availability of LWMC staff should also be ensured, he stated. The CM directed to early finalize a feasible plan for a permanent system of cleanliness and recommended that they should move forward on a fast track basis through short term, medium-term and long term planning to achieve results. 

17/05/22

Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz has sought a report about the illegal construction of buildings during his visit to Murree on Tuesday. He also inspected civic amenities besides visiting THQ hospital where he inquired after patients and shook hands with children in their ward. He directed to ensure the availability of doctor in the vaccination center along with increasing the number of paramedics there. The CM directed to further improve cleanliness arrangements adding that the shortage of doctors would be fulfilled and dialysis machine would also be brought into working conditions. While directing to make every effort to treat the patients, the CM shook hands with children sitting in the hospital veranda and inquired the parents about children's health and education. He expressed indignation over muddled encroachments around the hospital and directed an inquiry about it. Majid Zahoor, Imran Goraya, commissioner, DC, RPO and DPO Rawalpindi were also present.