Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that his prime objective is to serve the masses and that no negligence will be tolerated in this respect.
He expressed these views during a meeting with in-service and retired civil and administrative officers in Lahore on Tuesday, who shared their experiences with governance, administrative issues and implementation of policies.
The prime minister said that able officers are a great asset to the country as they provide guidance to the government to achieve prosperity.
He said consultation will be made with all stakeholders to enact laws regarding accountability and transparency.
Shahbaz Sharif said civil servants are part of the government team and it is necessary to address their reservations.
Without naming anyone, he said that under the garb of accountability and transparency, officials were harassed without any reason, which hampered their performance.
In the meeting, Punjab’s chief secretary, secretaries of different departments, former chief secretaries and heads of various departments submitted proposals related to future projects, the role of effective bureaucracy and the provision of relief to the public in different sectors. The prime minister also exchanged Eid greetings with the participants.
Meanwhile, the prime minister on Thursday visited different areas of Lahore without security protocol to get firsthand knowledge about the problems facing the people.
In a video clip shared by the Prime Minister’s Office, Shehbaz can be seen sitting in the front passenger seat. Outside, motorists were chanting pro-government slogans.
The prime minister also slammed the previous government’s apathy towards the problems facing the common man.
He alleged that negligence, slackness and corruption led to excessive load shedding during the PTI’s tenure.
Meanwhile, MNAs Barjees Tahir and Saad Waseem separately called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and congratulated him on his successful visits to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
They also discussed the overall political situation in the country.
Saad Waseem thanked the premier for prioritizing public welfare projects and directing the authorities concerned for the early completion of development projects.