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The elimination of corrupt practices in Punjab is the biggest challenge: PM

The elimination of corrupt practices in Punjab is the biggest challenge: PM

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated on Saturday his government’s commitment to eliminate corruption in the country and emphasized to the Punjab cabinet that it is his first priority to identify corrupt practices and take strict measures against them.

The prime minister discussed several reforms with members of the provincial cabinet after his arrival at the CM Secretariat.

The performance of the Punjab government should be a trend for the rest of the provinces, he said.

The Prime Minister, Imran Khan, expressed serious concern about land grabbing and interference in the province and, in particular, in Lahore.

He directed that the mafias and large groups, which had been involved in intrusions and land grabs, should be attacked.

He directed the prime minister to immediately launch a campaign against the invasion and take action against the land grabbers, and assured his fullest support to the provincial government in that regard.

The prime minister stressed the need for austerity and simplicity, and said that cabinet members should set an example and remain at the forefront to eliminate the extravagance of taxpayers’ money at all levels.

“We must invest in human development while rationalizing our spending simultaneously with austerity and simplicity because Pakistan has the lowest human development index in the region,” the prime minister said, quoting the prime minister.

Earlier, Punjab Prime Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar warmly welcomed the prime minister on behalf of the provincial cabinet and reaffirmed his commitment to implement the Tehreek-e-Insaf reforms and the development agenda of a ‘Naya Pakistan’.

The prime minister congratulated the members of the provincial cabinet for assuming their portfolios and said that the enormous responsibility rests on their shoulders since Punjab is the largest province in the country in terms of population.

He urged the provincial cabinet to work tirelessly for the implementation of the current government’s 100-day agenda to bring visible change in the socio-economic spheres of people’s lives.

He said he would visit the province frequently and that he would remain at the forefront to supervise the Agenda for the First 100 Days.

Cabinet members also shared their ideas and proposals about their departments with the prime minister.

Earlier, the prime minister held a meeting with the chief minister of Punjab.

He also planted a young tree when he arrived at the Secretariat of the Chief Minister to start the billion-tree plantation campaign instigated by the Tehreek-e-Insaf government of Pakistan with the goal of planting more than 10 billion trees in the next five years in the whole country.

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