South Punjab secretariat to be functional soon: CM Buzdar

11:17 PM | 27 Apr, 2019
South Punjab secretariat to be functional soon: CM Buzdar
LAHORE - Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar said on Saturday that South Punjab secretariat would be functional very soon to resolve problems of public locally.

Additional chief secretary, additional inspector general and special secretaries of different departments would be deputed at the secretariat, Chief Minister expressed these views while addressing first convocation of Ghazi Medical College here.

He observed that the people of south Punjab would not travel to Lahore for redressal of their issues as these would be resolved locally. He also informed that Information Technology (IT) Tower was also being established in the city to facilitate youth.

He advised degree holders to remain polite while treating patients. He added that doctors problems would be addressed on priority basis. He vowed to upgrade Ghazi Medical College to level of King Edward Medical University.

CM Buzdar maintained that he was taking practical steps for uplift of the local region. During last tenure, 40 per cent budget was allocated for south Punjab but 12 pe rcent was spent in the region. He also expressed resolve to increase medical seats in all medical colleges of the province.

CM Punjab also announced 200 bed state-of-the-art institute of cardiology for DG Khan and it would be affiliated with Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology. CM Punjab also observed that he himself monitoring development projects of the region.

Mir Chakir Khan Rind University of Technical University act had been passed from Punjab assembly and the university would help improve skills among local youth. On this occasion, federal minister Zartaj Gul, provincial health minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid, and other politicians were also present.