Talking to the media he claimed that the PTI lawmakers in Punjab are all united and together under the leadership of PM Imran Khan. He and his government in Punjab is not facing any challenge. He also denied the existence of flour or sugar shortage crises in Punjab. Buzdar had reached Bahawalpur on Wednesday after completing his tour of Balouchistan. During his tour he had an overnight stay in the circuit house Bahawalpur.
While discussing the flour and sugar shortage, the chief minister claimed, “Flour is available at the rate of Rs. 805 per 20 kilogram bag at sale points. However, there can be some mismanagement with regard to the distribution that is being monitored by me, Mian Aslam Iqbal and [food minister] Samiullah Chaudhry”. He said that the government would be taking disciplinary action against the responsible administration officials for the flour distribution mismanagement.
Buzdar assured strict action against the officials involved in Flour crisis
The eyewitnesses claim that during his surprise visit chief minister went to a flour sales point at Khatm-i-Nubuwat Chowk. He asked questions from shopkeepers & rickshaw drivers passing by about the flour shortage in the open market. The traders & other people present there informed the CM that in the open market flour was available in sufficient quantity.
The chief minister also visited the thalassemia and bone marrow transplant centre of the Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH). CEO & Principal Quaid-i-Azam Medical college (QAMC) Prof. Dr Fayyaz Ahmed did brief him about establishing a ward for which a cost of Rs. 230 million has been incurred. However more cost is required to make it completely operational.
Chief Minister announced that Punjab Government would soon be providing Rs. 900 million for the ward for completing the construction and making the ward functional within the next year.
During inspection of the ward, a patient named Amna Mehmood who is a matriculation student requested the chief minister to provide financial assistance for continuance of her studies as her family is facing financial difficulties. The chief minister announced that government would be bearing her educational expenses and directed his accompanied officials for completion of all formalities to the effect.
“News of Change in Government is nothing else than an attempt from rivals to build castle in the air”, says Buzdar
Buzdar also assured the newsmen that government will be developing a colony for the journalists in the city and will also be providing Insaf health cards. Later he went to his native city D G Khan while driving his personal twin cabin jeep without any protocol vehicles.
He also inspected the development work on Sangam Chowk as well as the cleaning process of Manika Canal. While taking to the media at his residence he denied the rumors of change in the government and claimed that this is only a conspiracy created by the rivals.
While responding to a query about the financial crisis prevailing in D G Khan divisional public school & vacant key posts at BISE, the CM responded that he would be visiting DPS during his next trip. Responding another query, the chief minister said that Punjab Government is not ignoring any area in the province regarding the development budget and assured timely completion and accomplishment of projects being executed in the district. Before departing for Lahore he also met with notables at his residence.