LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that social sector development will be given particular importance in the annual development program (ADP) of the provincial government.
The Chief Minister stated this while presiding over a high-level meeting held here at civil secretariat on Thursday. The meeting that lasted for about three hours took a detailed review of different priorities relating to provincial annual development program of remaining eight months of the current fiscal year.
Addressing the meeting, Sardar Usman Buzdar said that durable development of different sectors including education, healthcare and clean drinking water are our important priorities and a realistic ADP has been designed for these sectors. Our annual development program will fully portray the manifesto of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and will also ensure composite development of different areas of the province, he added.
He said that priorities have been identified for progress and prosperity of the people and such a development program has been devised that would directly benefit the general public. Special attention would be paid to empower the youth, he assured.
The Punjab Chief Minister said that youth are the vanguards of the PTI and launch of a special program is being reviewed for their benefit. He said that people living in southern Punjab and other less-develop areas will be given their rights and more funds will be provided for the development of deprived areas.
The process of consultations with the assembly members will be continued with regard to ADP and cabinet meetings will be held at every divisional headquarters, he added.
The Chief Minister was also given briefing about the priorities of annual development program during the meeting attended by Punjab Finance Minister Hasham Jawan Bakht, Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D, Secretary Finance and concerned officials.—INP