Unity urged to thwart conspiracies against country

MULTAN Speakers at a Youth Seminar pointed out on Saturday that international powers hatched conspiracies against Pakistan and all political, social and religious parties should unify at one platform to thwart their vicious designs. The seminar was organized by DEEP Organization in connection with World Minority and Youth Day. The speakers included Mian Naem Arshad, Rabia Minal, Shahid Mahmood Ansari, Maqsood Francis and others. They added that Pakistan was passing through the most difficult phase of its history and it was high time that the national youth should step forward to play a vital role for the security and solidarity of the country. They pointed out that the youth constituted 50 percent of national population and they could put the country on path of progress and prosperity if they were afforded opportunities. They said that poverty, unemployment and terrorism blocked Pakistani youths way to progress. The said that the minorities were fully loyal to the country and playing their part for the development of Pakistan. What we badly need at this time is unity, they added. PM UPLIFT PACKAGE TO USHER IN NEW ERA: Member of Punjab Assembly and Chairman of Multan Beautification Committee Syed Abdul Qadir Gilani has said that the Prime Minister Development Package will not only eliminate sense of deprivation from South Punjab but also open new doors for development to this region. Addressing a meeting held to review Prime Minister South Punjab Development Package here on Saturday, he said that the PPP was aware o the deprivations of this region and therefore it allocated record funds for the development purpose. He said that it was the vision of federal government to make South Punjab a developed region at all costs. He said that the PPP government faced multiple crises successfully and continued its struggle to get the masses rid of problems. He said that the PPP was striving hard to strengthen the country constitutionally as steps were being taken to give rights to the provinces and empower the masses. Earlier, Abdul Qadir Gillani directed the NHA authorities to increase work speed on different projects but ensure quality at all costs. He said that the traffic flow would improve after inauguration of Chungi No-8 flyover. Workers demand payment of salaries: The members of Municipal Employees Welfare Union staged a protest against city district government for not paying their wages here at Chowk Kutchery on Thursday. A large number of protesters gathered at the chowk under the leadership of union president Riaz Khan Khakwani and shouted slogans against the district administration. They were also holding placards and banners inscribed with their demands.

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