NOWSHEHRA VIRKAN- State Minister for Interiors and PPP Punjab President Imtiaz Safdar Warraich while addressing a big gathering after inauguration of sui gas project in village Budha Goraya here the other day, said that the PPP government was working for the supremacy of democracy in the country for the last three decades.

He said that the PPP was party of patriots, devoted workers and martyrs. “The PPP is the only biggest party of the Pakistan representing all areas of country”, he claimed.

He said that President Asif Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf were democratically elected and those who were criticising them were trying to derail democracy in the country.

The State Minister said that the PPP government had adopted all out measures to improve the living standard of downtrodden masses of the country.

He said that it was the vision of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto to abolish the concurrent list of the Constitution and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto struggled for the achievement of this goal.

The minister appreciated the Prime Minister for taking concrete steps, which reduced loadshedding in the country. He said that people were already feeling the difference as power generation had increased as a result of the government’s decisions.

While criticizing the Punjab government, he alleged that the Punjab CM was involved in corruption of billions of rupees in laptop scheme.

“The Punjab government projects included sasti roti, Danish Schools and yellow cabs were failed project and just wastage of state money and time.

He said that the Punjab government was free to launch its own power projects after the passage of the 18th amendment but not a single project had been initiated in the province.

He said that Nawaz Sharif had always tried to come into power “from the backdoors, with the help of undemocratic forces”. He said the PML-N chief had once again started using various tactics, giving negative statements and comments against the elected PPP-led government and PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

He warned the PML-N leadership, saying the “PPP government would topple the Punjab government of PML-N if the Sharif brothers did not refrain from anti-democratic practices.”

Speaking on the occasion, MNA Tassadaq Masood said that the PPP was not hungry for power and only believed in upholding democracy, supremacy of the Constitution and Parliament. He further said that the PPP always struggled for safeguard the rights of the people and ensures the rule of law in the country.

Profiteers warned of action: DCO Muhammad Asif has appealed to the traders to provide edibles to the believers during the holy month of Ramazan at cheapest rate possible to get the blessings of Almighty Allah. However, he warned that he would show zero tolerance to profiteers and those selling adulterated or substandard stuff during the holy month.

Presiding over the meeting of District Price Control Committee (DPCC) which was attended by all head of departments representatives of traders and consumers, he said that Special Price Magistrates would impose heavy fines and even register criminal cases against the defaulters of Essential Price Control Act.

The meeting fixed price of mutton at Rs400, beef at Rs210 in the Ramazan Bazaar. He also re-fixed prices of all essential commodities to be sold at Ramazan Bazaar and in open market during the holy month.

Man gunned down on resistance: A man was killed by unidentified armed men in robbery bid here in the city suburbs the other day.

As per details, Afzal Jatt, a resident of Chak 24/GD, was going to his fields by his tractor. When he reached near Khingran Wala Bridge on Bibipur Road, four armed accused intercepted him. Meanwhile, the accused fired gunshots on him when he tried to power them, killing him on the spot.

The police have started investigation to ascertain cause of the incident.