Lahore-Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi on Sunday said that newspapers were an important part of lives and would remain so. 

In his message on the ‘National Newspaper Readership Day’, he said that newspapers were the most authentic source to derive information, adding that with the newspaper reading the reader not only acquaints himself with the current affairs but also gets easy and inexpensive access to information. 

The CM said despite the growth of electronic and digital media, newspapers were still the best source for the readers to derive information. He added awareness about various economic and social issues was obtained by reading newspapers. Though the newspaper reading habit had lessened in the digital world but it could not be eliminated under any circumstance, he stated. The newspaper reading enables us to hold a command on the language and also expands the collection of words, he said.

This viewpoint holds truth to a greater extent that unauthentic information and news were disseminated on the digital media and there was absence of any means for their verification which gives birth to unrest and chaos in the society, he said. 

On the other hand the newspapers even today hold the status of responsible, impartial and an authentic journalism and for this reason, the newspaper reading habit persists even to date and would continue in times to come as well, he added.


Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhary Parvaiz Elahi on Sunday that said that he had evolved an effective mechanism to monitor the timely completion of all industrial and development projects to usher an era of progress and prosperity across the province for the welfare of all segments of the society.

Talking to a delegation led by Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Furniture Council and ChenOne Mian Kashif Ashfaq, he said Punjab government attached great importance to execution of industrial and development projects and performance of all provincial secretaries has now been linked to development projects. Chaudhary Muhammad Ashfaq,former Zila Nazim Toba Tek Singh  and PMA Saeed Ahmad Saeedi we’re also present on the occasion.

The chief minister said he was himself supervising the monthly performance of projects directly from the chief minister secretariat to ensure achieving targets well on time and no any type of excuse will be tolerated at all. He assured the members of the delegation that irrigation water problems of all farmers throughout the province including that of Toba Tek Singh will be solved on top priority as agriculture is main stay of our national economy.

Parvez said that Punjab government was fully committed to gear up development activities in Toba Tek Singh and will allocate sufficient required funds for health, education, roads and communication and irrigation systems.