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Govt fulfilled promise of separate secretariat for south Punjab: CM Buzdar

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar has said that the government fulfilled the promise of establishing a separate secretariat for south Punjab.
On a social media website Twitter, Usman Buzdar said that the posts of Additional Chief Secretary and Additional Inspector General of Police have also been approved under the secretariat.
Buzdar said that now the posts have been generated, new postings will be carried out soon, adding that the officials will dispense new duties from July 1.
He said, “Due to the measures taken by the government, the sense of deprivation is ending in the people of Punjab.”

Earlier, Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said a secretariat would be set up for south Punjab ‘province’ and that Rs3.5 billion had been allocated for this purpose.
Buzdar also met with provincial assembly lawmakers and PTI officials at Circuit House Bahawalpur today, where steps to deal with locust attacks and COVID-19 came under discussion.
The provincial chief minister said that in the past, people were wooed with appealing slogans and lip service, adding that the PTI government will change the lives of the people of the underprivileged areas.
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