LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said people associated with medical profession are a backbone of any society, therefore, the Punjab government has given the best pay package to senior doctors, young doctors, nurses and paramedical staff.
He expressed these views while addressing the function of second Convocation 2014 of CMH Medical College & Institute of Dentistry here on Saturday.
Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and Advisor on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique were also present.
He said Pak Army had always rendered commendable services during flood, earthquake and natural calamities. He said the medical college of Pak Army was also rendering invaluable services in medical field.
The chief minister said Pakistan was passing through a critical juncture of the history and facing challenges of extremism and energy crisis which could be overcome through collective efforts. He said trends of extremism could not be eliminated only through gun but could also be controlled through promotion of education, provision of health facilities and job opportunities.
The chief minister gave away gold medals to graduate doctors and congratulated them.
He also announced a grant of Rs 50 milllion for CMH Medical College.
Corps Commander Lahore Lt Gen Naveed Zaman presented college shield to the chief minister.
Later talking to the media, Shahbaz Sharif said the government was making round-the-clock efforts for the development of education and health sectors.
He said steps were being taken for promoting sentiments of tolerance and unity in society. He said socio-economic measures were essential for eradicating trends of extremism.