LAHORE- Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that completion of Forensic Science Agency will be proved as milestone for provision of speedy justice to people besides curbing crimes and bringing culprits to book. He said that Forensic lab will be helpful in making the investigation process transparent and authentic. He said that Forensic lab will not only be useful for curbing the crimes in Punjab but the entire country. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Punjab Forensic Science Agency here on Sunday which is the most modern lab of South Asia and the second largest of the world. Senior Advisor Sirdar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, elected representatives, Home Secretary, Inspector General Police, senior officers and scientists attended the ceremony. Addressing the function Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that setting up of Forensic Science Agency is a very important and a unique project of its kind in the country, for which the scientists have been imparted training abroad and latest equipments installed in it. He said that it had been decided to start this project in 1998 and the consultation was also made with Britain in this regard, but the dictator toppled democratic government in 1999 due to which not only country faced crises but this project could also not be completed. He said that work was again started on this project in 2009 and the services of world reputed Dr. Tahir Ashraf have been acquired for this purpose and the project was completed within a record period of two years. He said that today is a happy day for the people of Pakistan as the project of most modern lab was completed which would help in detection and curbing the crimes and provision of immediate justice to the people. He said that nothing can be more important than provision of justice to the masses without any discrimination, and we have to ensure provision of justice to the people without any discrimination at all cost. He said that Pakistan is a poor country and its resources are also limited. He said that this gigantic project costing Rs. 3 billion would only be useful when investigation is carried out on right direction, crime scene is protected and all other departments including prosecution should offer their duties properly. He said that he will also spend further Rs. 3 billion, if needed for provision of justice to the people of Pakistan. He said that people have great expectations with Forensic Science Agency, its administration and the scientists as well. He hoped that they would come up to the expectations of the people and would discharge their duties devotedly and honestly in the Lab. He said that there is no shortage of resources in the country and stressed the need of observing austerity and developing indigenous resources. He said that instead of foreign aid, technical expertise should be acquired. He also lauded the efforts made by Chief Secretary Nasir Mehmood Khosa, Home Secretary Shahid Khan, Inspector General Police Javaid Iqbal, former Inspector General Police Shouqat Javaid, Additional Chief Secretary Nadeem Hassan Asif, Secretary Finance Tariq Bajwa, Director General Dr. Tahir Ashraf, Project Director Nayyer Mehmood and elected representatives in completion of Forensic lab project. Earlier, Project Director Nayyar Mehmood addressing the function said that Punjab Forensic Science Agency is the best project of international standard in the history of the country, which has been completed within a record period of two years. Director General Tahir Ashraf addressing the function said that 32 scientists have been provided training abroad. He said that provision of speedy justice to the people was the dream of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif which has been materialized in the shape of this project recently. He said that Forensic Training Institute has also been set up in this Lab where training of international standard will be provided. He said that this Lab will play its effective role for strengthening police and other law enforcement agencies.