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PM briefed on political situation during Lahore visit

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar met with Prime Minister Imran Khan. Source: Radio Pakistan.

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan was briefed on Wednesday over the administrative matters of Punjab during his day-long visit to Lahore.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar met with Prime Minister Imran Khan at Chief Minister House in Lahore. They discussed the overall political situation and governance system for better service delivery in the province.

On the occasion, the prime minister was briefed about the ongoing development projects in the province. The chief minister also briefed about three-year performance of Punjab government.

Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed upon paying of special focus on tree plantation drive to address the pollution issue and restoration of natural environment of Lahore.

The prime minister was chairing a meeting to review progress on different development projects especially Sohna Lahore project.  He also directed for motivating the people under ‘Plant for Lahore’ drive in the metropolitan.

The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, PM’s Special Assistant on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill, provincial ministers, chief secretary Punjab, commissioner Lahore and other high authorities.

Commissioner Lahore Capt. (retd) Muhammad Usman apprised the meeting that special attention was paid on the provision of clean water, improvement in health sector, repairing of main roads and their beautification and decoration.

The meeting was briefed that Lahore Development Authority (LDA) would complete the rehabilitation and beautification work on the main and small arteries of Lahore within the next six months whereas, WASA was working on priority basis to provide clean water besides, construction of water tanks for the storage of rainwater and water treatment plants.

The prime minister was apprised that hectic efforts were underway for the provision of basic health facilities and Sehat cards in the government-run hospitals. The commissioner briefed that under Sohna Lahore plan, pollution, cleanliness and other administrative issues were being addressed on an urgent basis.

The prime minister underlined the need for creating public awareness regarding welfare projects carried out by the incumbent government and the importance of plantation drive. He also emphasised on making special arrangements at the schools level for highlighting the importance of the plantation campaign.