LAHORE – Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that all resources are being utilized for the maintenance of law and order in the province, however, there is always room for improvement and sincere efforts are being made for this purpose. Talking to media after inauguration of the Ring Road’s Ghazi Interchange here on Sunday, he said that Pakistan was passing through the most crucial phase of its history and internal and external enemies were bent upon damaging the country. Therefore, he said, there was a need to foil their nefarious design through the force of unity. He said that it was his earnest prayer in the holy month of Ramzan that may Allah Almighty make Pakistan a haven of peace, progress and prosperity.

Replying to a question, the Chief Minster said that matters were in doldrums with regard to the devolution of departments to the provinces in the wake of 18th amendment. He said that despite setting up of a special committee under the chairmanship of Federal Petroleum Minister no progress had been made in this direction. He said that he had also talked to the Prime Minister on this issue in the meeting of the Council of Common Interests. He said that failure to devolve the provinces in the light of constitutional amendment was unconstitutional and efforts were been made to find a solution to this issue through negotiations. He said that if the issue was not resolved, the party will take further decision.

Earlier, the Chief Minister unveiled the plaque to inaugurate Ghazi Road Interchange. Commissioner Lahore, Jawad Rafique gave a briefing regarding the project. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that all out resources had been allocated for the uplift and welfare of the people and government had promoted a culture of transparency in the province while the graveyards of corruption of the past had been turned into monuments of progress and development. He said that the development projects executed in the tenure of the present government were unique with regard to their high standard and transparency.

He said that Ghazi Road Interchange Lahore Ring Road Package 11 was another glorious project which will result in modern facilities to those traveling towards Defense, Cantt and the adjoining areas as well as GT Road, Faisalabad, Sheikhupura Road and Motorway. The CM said Ghazi Interchange was an excellent project which will greatly help in streamlining the flow of traffic. He said that transparency was the hallmark of Punjab government and timely and quality completion of development projects was being ensured throughout the province while every penny of public money was being utilized in a transparent manner.