Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) and former minister Syed Sumsam Ali Bukhari called on Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office on Friday.
The CM said that serving the people was his core objective and thanked Allah Almighty for enabling him to serve religion as well. For the first time, Khatamun Nabiyeen (PBUH) University would be set up in Lahore, he said, and added the Punjab Assembly had unanimously approved the bill and Rs1 billion had also been earmarked for it. This university would become a distinguished institution for research on the Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH), he said and added that a VC block, mosque, and hostel would be built in it.
“We are taking concrete steps to give relief to the people like our first term and public welfare work done in five months has no comparison. We will continue to do public-centric work,” he concluded. Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti was also present.
Meanwhile, Spain-based expatriate businessman Chaudhry Abdul Ghaffar Gujjar called on Parvez Elahi at his office on Friday and discussed the problems of overseas Pakistanis.
The CM said that he values Pakistanis living abroad with all his heart and assured him of providing every possible facility for investment. The incumbent government has transformed Punjab into a business-friendly province, he said, and added that the chip manufacturing industry would be promoted in Punjab along with the promotion of technical education facilities to meet the needs of the industrial sector.
Abdul Ghaffar termed CM Parvez Elahi a public leader in the true sense who has done great work in a short period of four months. Parvez Elahi’s services for the people would always be remembered, he added. Also, President Lahore Press Club Azam Chaudhry and PFUJ Secretary General Rana Muhammad Azeem Friday called on Parvez Elahi at his office. Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Secretary Information Asif Bilal Lodhi, Press Secretary to CM Iqbal Chaudhry and DGPR Punjab Rao Parvez Akhtar were also present.
The CM congratulated Azam Chaudhry on the success of the Pioneer Panel in the LPC election and added that the land for the second phase of the journalist colony would soon be transferred to Punjab Journalist Housing Foundation. Instructions have been issued to RUDA, he said and cited that a police post was also being established in the journalist colony Harbanspura. “I fulfilled the dream of a roof for journalists before and will do it again,” he assured. Plots would also be given to LPC employees and disabled & sick journalists in the second phase of the journalist colony, he concluded. Azam Ch and Rana Azeem termed CM as the benefactor of the journalist community.
Also, Parvez Elahi congratulated newly elected President Rana Muhammad Usman and others on their success in the election of Press Club Sheikhupura.
In a message, the CM also congratulated the unopposed Senior Vice President Azeem Ali Sheikh, Vice President Aqeel Ahmad Bhatti, General Secretary Ghulam Mustafa, Joint Secretary Saifur Rehman Saifi, Finance Secretary Khaqan Bhatti, Information Secretary Aziz Shahid, and Office Secretary Qamaruddin Qadri. The CM extended good wishes to them and hoped that they would play their role in solving the problems of the journalists of Sheikhupura.