LAHORE: Senior Provincial Minister for Local Government & Community Development Abdul Aleem Khan has said that a special strategy would be devised to monitor the implementation on the 100 days plan in Punjab and weekly meetings of different departments would be held in this regard. He disclosed this while presiding a special meeting held at 90 Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam in his office. Abdul Aleem Khan added that it would be ensured that as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, concrete steps are being taken in the right direction and there is no delay in this regard. Aleem Khan said that on the directions of the prime minister, a special unit would work at the Chief Minister House and after every two weeks, a report would be submitted to the PM and the chief minister. He told that in Punjab, education, health, agriculture, labour, women empowerment and clean drinking water sectors would be included in this task and departmental ministers and secretaries would be given briefing on a regular basis regarding 100 days’ plan so that pace of work, problems and evolution can be done in minimum possible time. He further said that good governance, transparency, austerity and simplicity are the basic principles to be implemented in Punjab and the present government would ensure strict implementation in this regard. He added that people have great expectations from the present government and “we all would be working on war footing basis to implement the agenda of the PM and CM Punjab, in true sense”. The minister also exchanged views with the monitoring team members and said that to bring the efficiency and working of government departments, sustainable policies should be implemented. Similarly, financial discipline and prompt implementation should also be ensured, he added. The senior minister observed that the model of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government would also support “us where in education, health and police sector visible changes took place during the last five years and now in Punjab we have to further move forward”. He also discussed the new dimensions of local government system in Punjab and said that in the coming five years Punjab province would be leading in major sectors. Published in Daily Times, September 3rd 2018.