PM has directed to step up action against corruption

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Prime Minister Imran Khan has issued a directive to expedite measures against corruption in Punjab.

According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Punjab government to set up an anti-corruption complaints portal. He also instructed to punish the officials who are found guilty of corruption after an inquiry.

Earlier in the day, while addressing the groundbreaking ceremony of South Punjab Secretariat, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that establishment of South Punjab secretariat was a step towards new beginning as now, the allocated development funds would be spent on the prosperity of the people of this neglected area.

The prime minister said that according to statistics, the area consisted of 33 per cent population of Punjab province, but in the past only 17 per cent of the budget allocation was made.

The prime minister said they had also decided that South Punjab would get its due job quota according to its size and population. All the issues of the area would be resolved in the secretariat.

The ceremony was attended by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, ministers Khusru Bakhtiar, Fakhar Imam, Zartaj Gul, provincial ministers and other high officials.

The prime minister said he brought Chief Minister Usman Buzar so that he could implement his vision over the area.

He wanted a person who preferred to live and die in Pakistan and understood the sufferings of common man and did not go to London on sojourns, he added.

The prime minister said performance of a chief minister was judged on the basis of how much he had lifted the weaker segments of society and lauded chief minister Sardar Usman Buzdar for making efforts in this regard.