South Punjab development govt’s top priority: Shehbaz

F.P. Report

MULTAN: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that development of south Punjab and prosperity of its dwellers is a top priority of the PML-N government. He expressed these views during a meeting with Multan Press Club executive body and resident editors of various national dailies.

A participant of the meeting quoted Chief Minister as saying that the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) government has spent billions of rupees on development projects in the region, adding that the government has spent more money on health, education, infrastructure and better facilities of transportation for the people of south Punjab.

Shehbaz said that he would put in all efforts to bring south Punjab on a par with the upper Punjab region as far as development is concerned.

He said that Saafi Pani Project was also being launched in south Punjab. He heaped praise on the media for its role in progress and prosperity of the country and in creating awareness among masses.

President Multan Press Club Shakil Anjum said that Punjab CM Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif believes in doing work round-the-clock. He said that the CM was a strong believer of the saying that our actions should speak louder than our words. Shehbaz Sharif announced two grants of Rs 53 million and 96 million for development of a colony for journalists in Multan. He also announced a sum of Rs 2 million as annual grant for Multan Press Club.

The delegation consisted of Shakil Anjum, Rao Shamim, Shaukat Ashfaq, Dr Amjad Bokhari, Mehr Aziz, Nauman Khan Babar, Mirza Nadeem, Ejaz Tareen and others.

Later, Shakil Anjum announced lifetime membership of Multan Press Club for the Punjab chief minister. Present on the occasion were PML-N MNA Abdul Ghaffar Dogar, provincial additional secretary information, Shahid Iqbal, additional secretary, Raja Jahangir Anwar, Punjab govt spokesperson, Malik Ahmad Khan and others.