ISLAMABAD   -   Senior PTI members from Southern Punjab including parliamentarians and ticket holders yesterday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here and discussed various matters especially related to development funds for their relevant constituencies.

On the occasion, they lauded the prime minister for adopting a bold narrative on the current Afghanistan turmoil. They also congratulated the PM for the successful completion of three years of the PTI government.

Since over half of the time of incumbent government has completed, the prime minister asked the party members to expedite development works. The party members while sharing the issues related to their constituencies discussed the performances of District Coordination Committees [DCCs].

Later, Special Assistant to PM Malik Amir Dogar, who is also the PTI’s Chief Whip in National Assembly and was present during the meeting, told The Nation that the PTI leaders and ticket holders congratulated the PM for his bold narrative on the current Afghanistan situation.

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He also mentioned that the matter regarding removing the lacunas and hurdles in South Punjab province secretariat also came under discussion during the meeting.

He said the members from Southern Punjab shared the performance of the DCC, formed to monitor the development work in the areas. “The participants of the meeting thoroughly discussed the issues related to their constituencies and possible solutions,” he said.

Those MNAs and MPAs who called on the prime minister included Amir Mahmood Kiyani, Nasrullah Dareshak, Rai Muhammad Iqbal, Provincial Minister Samsam Bukhari, Husaain Bahadur Dareshak, ex-MPA Ali Raza Dareshak and Rai Zahid.

Meanwhile, PTI ticket holders from Bahawalnagar also held a meeting with the prime minister to discuss the political situation in Bahawalnagar and people’s problems.

Later, PTI’s District President Bhawalnagr Malik Muzaffar Khan told The Nation that they discussed the issues related to the constituency. “The prime minister has assured to resolve all the issues,” he said, adding that the PM asked the members to regularly visit the district areas to resolve issues of the masses.

When contacted, provincial assembly ticket holder Kahif Naveed Pansuta said that the PM took keen interest in the matters related to the areas. Shaukat Mahmood Basra, Mumtaz Ahmad Matiana, Abdullah Venas, Ehtasham Lalika, Nadeem Shah, Mian Fayaz Sikandart Bhudairam, Shahid Imran Teja, and Abdul Wahid were among those who called on the prime minister.