Sit-in politics to again harm progress LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has castigated the opposition for doing politics of personal interest saying attempts to stop the process of progress and prosperity are tantamount to enmity to the country.
He said the sit-in politics had also caused a huge loss to the country in 2014 and wasted precious time of the nation and these elements again wanted to hamper the development process of the country and prosperity of the masses.
“Protesters have no concern with problems of the people,” he said while talking to PML-N elected representatives here on Sunday.
He said that on the one side there was “service, honesty and hard work” while on the other was politics of “allegations, lies and anarchy”.
He said “conscious people fully know who is serving them selflessly and who is trying to create anarchy.”
“These elements should mend their ways for the sake of country as there is no room for politics of stubbornness,” he added.
The chief minister alleged that those indulging in the politics of anarchy were implementing the agenda of personal interests and these elements had set a world record of changing statements.
Mr Shahbaz pleaded that the country needed unity and harmony in spite of negative politics. He taunted that the protestors should not take the revenge of failure of the sit-in from the country.
He claimed the country had been put on the road to progress and prosperity and strengthened economically during three years under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
“Law and order situation has considerably improved and today’s Pakistan is more safe, peaceful and economically strong than before.”
WB TEAM: The chief minister presided over a meeting which was also attended by a high-level delegation of World Bank led by its Country Director Patchamuthu Illangovan.
The meeting reviewed progress of programmes running with the cooperation of World Bank in education, health and other sectors in the province.
Addressing the meeting, Shehbaz Sharif said the World Bank was an important partner of the Punjab government with regard to improvement of social sectors and with its cooperation; several programmes were running successfully.He said the amount of scholarship had been increased to Rs1,000 per month for girl students of class six to 10 in 16 districts of the province.
He said nutrition programme was of vital importance to eliminate malnutrition among children and added that the cooperation of the World Bank was a welcome step.
He directed the P&D Chairman that a comprehensive plan should be evolved for expanding the nutrition programme.
The WB Country Director said the Punjab government was moving forward in a right direction with regard to education, health, preparation of skilled work force and social sector development.
Programme leader of World Bank Dr Inamul Haq gave a briefing regarding important features of nutrition programme in connection with removing malnutrition among children.