LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar has asserted that the opposition failed on all fronts as it is yearning for power, not for the people. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the CM said that during the last three and a half years, the opposition had constantly pursued a policy of anarchy and does not want the country to move forward under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The opposition, earlier, chanted slogans of now or never and tendering resignations and, now, it was asserting the no-trust move. The no-confidence move would remain a distant dream as their number game was insufficient. Meanwhile, the journey of development would continue under the leadership of PM Imran Khan, he concluded.

CM to lay foundation stone of Sagian Road revamp project

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar will lay the foundation stone of Rs4.32 billion project to revamp the Sagian Road on February 25. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the CM said a 4-km long three-lane road would be constructed from Ravi Bridge to Phool Mandi Chowk. Similarly, a 3.1-km long dual lane road would be built from Phool Mandi to Faizpur Interchange-M2 while another 1.6-km long dual lane road would also be constructed from Begum Kot to Phool Mandi Chowk. A roundabout would also be constructed at Phool Mandi Chowk in addition to a parking facility up to Faizpur Interchange-M2. Drain-cum-walkways would also be developed for drainage of water as one lakh vehicles would be facilitated through this project, he added.

CM seeks report

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has sought a report from Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education department about a childbirth in a ‘rickshaw’ outside Jinnah Hospital.

He has directed an inquiry into the incident, adding that action should be taken against those responsible for the negligence. Such an incident is intolerable as hospital administration is duty-bound to extend medical facilities to the visiting patients, the Chief Minister said.