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LAHORE: Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said on Monday that the main agenda of the PTI government is to serve the people of the country.

He expressed these views while chairing a consultative meeting here at his office to consider party business and suggestions regarding local government elections. Federal Ministers Shafqat Mahmood and Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister of State Muhammad Shabbir Ali Qureshi, Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht and others were present at the meeting.

The Chief Minister said strong candidates would be chosen through consultation, adding that with party-based elections, real leadership would emerge from the grassroots and direct elections would lead to real change in LG politics. He said, “We are all united under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the nation has unwavering faith in the leadership of the Prime Minister.” He said the opposition has not given up its negative attitude in this critical situation and weakening the country with the policy of anarchy is against the national interest. “Those who are committed to the politics of anarchy should realize the facts,” he concluded.

OPPOSITION: Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar reminded opposition leaders on Monday that ailing humanity cannot be served with empty speeches.

In a statement posted here, he said people are fed up with the negative politics of these politicians. Unfortunately, the opposition parties were trying to divide the nation, he lamented and noted that the opposition’s negative attitude had become part of the story. He said opposition parties had shown irresponsibility even under unusual circumstances. The Chief Minister said that it is necessary to stand with the masses to serve them, but the opposition wasted its energy only with lip service, adding that the leadership of the PTI understands the pain of the poor and that the Time has proven that the government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken timely decisions, he added.

LWMC Matters: The Chief Minister reviewed proposals submitted by Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) to further improve sewerage facilities in the provincial capital. The Chief Minister chaired a meeting at his office, during which he was briefed on LWMC issues and suggestions to improve the sewerage system. Usman Buzdar remarked that necessary measures should be taken to improve the sanitation system while the sanitation plan should be monitored daily.

Zero waste operation must be ensured in the City, he added and made it clear that he would not tolerate any negligence in this regard. He said it was the responsibility of LWMC to provide a clean environment for citizens.

The MC ordered that issues relating to a viable model be resolved without delay in light of the committee’s recommendations. The meeting was attended by the Chief Secretary, Secretaries of Planning and Development (P&D), Housing, Finance and Local Government (LG) departments, Principal Secretary of CM, CEO of LWMC and others.

CONDOLS ON THE DEATH OF BUSHRA REHMAN: The Chief Minister has expressed his sorrow over the passing of renowned columnist, writer and former parliamentarian Bushra Rehman. In a message of condolence, the Chief Minister paid tribute to her services in the field of Urdu literature and journalism and said that Bushra Rehman was a unique and distinguished writer of her kind who had influenced many generations to her literary era.

“The literary services of the late Bushra Rehman will be long remembered,” he added.