LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahabaz Sharif has said the government is introducing revolutionary reforms in education, health and law and order, in order to provide best services to the masses.

The chief minister yesterday met Mr Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of Mickinsey, at CM House here. They discussed the matters regarding promotion of cooperation for reforms in social and economic sectors.

Shahbaz Sharif said the cooperation of Mickinsey, an international management consultant company, will be welcomed for capacity-building of government departments for reforms in organisational structure and achievement of targets of development strategy.

Appreciating the initiatives of Shahbaz Sharif, Mr Barton said that the Punjab government has taken revolutionary and unprecedented measures in education sector.

“Completion of public welfare projects in short span of time and high standard is a golden achievement of CM Shahbaz,” he added.

The Canadian said Pakistan is a country of vast opportunities and Mickinsey will continue close contacts and cooperation with Punjab government in future as well.

Shahbaz Sharif told Mr Barton that besides rooting out terrorism, the government was determined to resolve energy crises.

“Pakistan has rendered a lot of sacrifices in the war against terrorism and besides political and military leadership, the whole nation is determined to eliminate terrorism and make this country a haven,” said the CM, adding that majority of Pakistan’s population comprises youth who are bright future of the country.

There are vast opportunities in agriculture, livestock and dairy development sectors of Pakistan, the top official at Mickinsey was informed.

Separately, the chief minister addressed a meeting through video link at Civil Secretariat regarding Saaf Pani Project.

He told the meeting the project was directly linked with human health and ordered the authorities concerned to implement the project to ensure a basic right to the citizens.

“The Saaf Pani is a splendid public welfare project and the government is spending billions of rupees for this purpose,” said the CM, adding that no compromise would the made on the standard of this project.

Fazl calls on Shahbaz: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Fazalur Rehman called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif yesterday, and discussed matters of mutual interest, political affairs and overall situation of the country.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that the PML-N government was striving for achievement of its mission of progress and prosperity for the masses.

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, decisions have been taken on important national issues by taking political parties in confidence,” Shahabaz Sharif told the JUI-F leader.

Federal Minister Akram Durrani was also present on the occasion.

The CM also stressed the need for tolerance, restraint and brotherhood in the society, urging that concerted efforts should be made for national progress and development.

He added that the menace of terrorism and extremism would be rooted out through mutual unity.