Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar laid the foundation stone of reconstruction project of Government Postgraduate College for Women, Railway Station Road in Rawalpindi on Friday.Federal Ministers Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, Amir Mehmood Kiyani, Provincial Ministers Raja Basharat, Samiullah Chaudhary, Hafiz Mumtaz Ahmad, Raja Rashid Hafeez, Raja Yasir Humayun, Assembly Members Ch Adnan, Ammar Siddique and others attended the ceremony.
Addressing the ceremony, the CM said that the journey of public service has started and it will be continued. “We will transform Pakistan according to the vision of Quaid-e-Azam. The dreams of Imran Khan and all of us will be materialized,” he said, adding: “We will practically perform instead of lip-service. The distribution of Sehat Insaf Cards has started in the province and people will be provided quality healthcare facilities free of cost.”
The CM also announced different projects for Rawalpindi to the tune of billions of rupees including up-gradation of Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology to the status of a cardiac and vascular diseases center.
The work on kidney Hospital will be resumed as well. He also announced that the Rawalpindi Ring Road Project will be started soon.
Talking about the new local bodies system, he said that powers will be devolved at the grassroots under this system in the real sense. The draft act of new local bodies system has been prepared which will be got approved from the assembly during its next session, he said.
Usman Buzdar said that 22000 village councils will be constituted in rural areas to solve public problems and funds, to the tune of more than 40 billion rupees, will be spent on public welfare through these councils. Similarly, 182 municipal committees will be formulated in cities. In this system, people will be fully empowered, he added.
Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said that Usman Buzdar is the first public chief minister which travels through the train.
“I do not have words to thank Chief Minister Usman Buzdar for starting development projects in Rawalpindi,” he added.
Federal Health Minister Amir Mehmood Kiyani said that health and education sectors are the focus of PTI government and added that Usman Buzdar is serving the people in the province.
Provincial Law Minister Raja Basharat said that Usman Buzdar removed the difference between people and the chief minister ship and he has also a strong passion for public service.