LAHORE               -          Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Sunday said that the incumbent government had laid the foundation for a change by rejecting the useless old traditions.

He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government was promoting austerity instead of enhancing expenditures, adding that social change may take time but it impact is long lasting.

The CM said that development of far-flung and backward areas was top priority of the government.

Buzdar said that the government was determined to improve living standard of deprived segments of society. He said that by using the information-technology, the government would improve governance and services. Process of services is being effectively monitored through Citizen Feedback Monitoring Programme, he added.

He said that the reach of chain of services is being extended to the far-flung cities through information technology. The system of most of the public offices in Punjab has been computerised. Record of the government employees is also transferred by computer in various departments. Paperless automated system will automatically improve the standard of services, he said.

The CM said that complaints against the government employees had been reduced due to utilisation of the IT system. He said that the IT system had reduced corruption level to almost zero. The chief minister said that economic conditions would change with setting up of 10 industrial zones in the province. The government wanted to complete the process of setting up of industrial zones as soon as possible, he added.

Usman Buzdar said that setting up of an industrial zone in southern Punjab would end a sense of deprivation among the people of the area. He said that southern Punjab would emerge as a prosperous region of Pakistan. He said that investment of billions of dollars is being made in Punjab. The past mistakes would be rectified by boosting the process of industrialisation, he added.

–Takes notice of domestic worker’s death

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar while taking notice of the death of a domestic worker due to torture in Faisalabad and sought a report from the RPO.  The chief minister directed that justice should be provided to the affected family at any cost and the accused involved in this crime be brought to justice.

He also extended heartfelt sympathies to the aggrieved family. Meanwhile, CM Sardar Usman Buzdar sought a report from Sargodha regional police officer about firing in a marriage ceremony. According to a handout issued here on Sunday, the chief minister directed the police to take legal action against the responsible.