He was listening to the complaints of citizens here on Friday who had come from various districts. He issued on-the-spot instructions on a number of complaints. Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan and police officers were present on the occasion.
The chief minister said service to the suffering humanity, solution of the problems of the masses and establishment of a welfare-oriented society was his sole mission and he would never rest content until this goal was achieved.
Shahbaz Sharif said the culture of oppression, high-handedness and injustice would be interned forever. He said protection of life, property and honour of citizens was the prime responsibility of the police, and directed administrative and police officers to keep the doors of their offices open to the general public for providing justice to the aggrieved and the needy.
He said that justice was the right of every member of a society, and it was the foremost responsibility of the government to ensure protection of this right. He directed government servants to perform their duties with honesty and dedication for the establishment of the rule of law, provision of justice and solution of the problems of the people.
He pointed out that the dream of setting up a peaceful society could not be realised without providing justice to the aggrieved, the needy and the downtrodden segments of the society. He said that ensuring prompt and inexpensive justice to the common man was the top priority of the Punjab government, and any dereliction of duty or negligence, in regard to redress of grievances of the people, would not be tolerated.
The chief minister warned the officers who remain impervious to people’s complaints to shun such attitude and, instead, perform their duties with due diligence.