Lahore, February 13, 2018 (PPI-OT): Instead of any minister or a high official of the provincial government, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif was received at the stage by a group of youth, women and children who got benefitted from various programs of Punjab government when he went to a local hotel to attend the Human Development Forum, here today. They presented bouquet to the Chief Minister and he shook hand with them. The Chief Minister was in a cheerful mood and talked to those who welcomed him on stage.

Those who welcomed the Chief Minister included Muhammad Atif, son of a brick kiln worker who is now student of 3rd class, Manahal Ilyas who got benefitted from Nutrition Program, Imran benefited from health card, Nushrat Begum got benefited from Ambulance Service Initiated in a rural area for mother and child care and Wash Community Worker Kadijah Khurram. The Chief Minister also inaugurated various programs of Punjab government worth billions of rupees during the forum included Punjab Chief Minister’s Stinting Program worth Rs. nine billion launched in southern Punjab which will help to improve the nutrition of mother and child.

Similarly, a program of provision of potable water and sewerage in the rural areas of southern Punjab at a cost of three billion rupees and setting up of Punjab Public Agency were also inaugurated. The Chief Minister also launched Punjab Capital Review 2018 report and Annual Health Development report. Resident Coordinator of United Nations Mr. Neil Buhne said that holding the forum is an initiative of Chief Minister Punjab in a right direction for which he deserves congratulations.

He said that Punjab government has done a lot for the development of human resource. Co-Chair of World Health Organization Dr. Sania Nishtar said that Punjab government under the leadership of Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif is fully capable of taking indicatives for progress of human resource. Mr. Jaime Saavdra Chanduvi said that Punjab government under the leadership of Chief Minister has gained many successes and enrolment ratio has been increased in Punjab.

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