FM Qureshi calls on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar



LAHORE: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at CM’s Office today. Matters regarding mutual interest, political situation and Southern Punjab Secretariat’s affairs came under discussion during the meeting. Provincial Minister Dr. Muhammad Akhtar, Chief Whip National Assembly MNA Aamir Dogar, MNA Zain Qureshi, Principal Secretary to the CM Punjab and concerned officers were also present on this occasion. The meeting decided to take prompt administrative steps to make the Southern Punjab Secretariat fully functional. Usman Buzdar said that secretaries of different departments will soon be posted in the Southern Punjab Secretariat and these secretaries will be fully empowered. The Southern Punjab Secretariat will be given administrative and financial autonomy so that affairs related to Multan, Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan Divisions can be dealt with locally, Chief Minister stated. Usman Buzdar, while giving principle approval of setting up of 100-bed Mother & Child Hospital in Multan, said that this hospital will be established on the old building of Ghalla Mandi. He directed to resolve issues related to WASA and sewerage immediately. He said that setting up of Southern Punjab Secretariat is a major step of PTI government. He further stated that the people of Southern Punjab will not have to come to the provincial metropolis for the solution of their problems. He said that former rulers used the funds of Southern Punjab in their own constituencies and people were entertained with hollow slogans, therefore people of Southern Punjab rejected such elements who hoodwinked them in the name of development in the general elections. He said that PTI got an outstanding mandate in Southern Punjab.

Talking on the occasion, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the PTI government is fulfilling all its promises made to the people of South Punjab. He said that establishment of Southern Punjab Secretariat will bring relief to the localities. The problems of the people will be solved at the grassroots level besides improving the governance. Usman Buzdar, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other members of the Assembly strongly condemned the worst lockdown and oppression of Modi government in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Usman Buzdar said that the Pakistani nation under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan has highlighted