Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed strict compliance of SOPs in markets and other commercial areas along-with effective monitoring to ensure SOPs’ implementation for curtailing the spread of coronavirus. In a statement, the CM appealed to the people to follow governmental instructions as an observance of SOPs is in their interest. Continuation of employment opportunities is essential along with observance of SOPs and everyone will have to exhibit socially responsible behaviour, he said. He asked the traders to observe the issued instructions adding that the government is committed to taking steps for the treatment of the people. Following social distancing policy will ensure protection from the disease, he added. The CM maintained that the government has allowed business activities while realising the economic difficulties of the common man. Public cooperation is imperative to stop the spread of coronavirus and people will have to be more cautious because they can remain safe from this virus by following the necessary precautions, concluded the CM. Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed that next financial year’s budgetary priorities and development program be identified adding that it should be realistic in the wake of prevailing circumstances.He stated this while presiding over a meeting about the next financial year’s budget at his office here on Monday. Chairman P&D and Secretary Finance briefed the participants about the upcoming budget and its ADP. The CM announced that more resources will be allocated for the health sector due to coronavirus pandemic adding that social sector development will be given importance. The education, transport, infrastructural development and provision of clean drinking water will be prioritised, he added. The CM emphasised the provincial government is fully committed to providing maximum relief to the common man. He directed that solid steps be taken to provide facilities to the general public and instead of hiding behind jugglery of figures, the real situation should be projected in the budget. Innovative steps should be introduced to boost economic activities in the province, he stressed. The chief minister directed to further curtail unnecessary expenditures adding that financial discipline and austerity policy be fully concentrated in the next budget. Meanwhile, promotion of public-private partnership based projects is the need of the hour and such projects be considered for the next ADP, he further said.Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht, Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D, ACS (Urbanisation) and others attended the meeting. Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar has said that parents are the name of true passion and faithful relation and there is no alternative of them.In his message on the parents’ day, the CM Punjab said that respect and rights of the parents have been stressed more in Islam and that is why our every day is full of love for the parents because one gets success in the world and hereafter only through serving and respecting the parents.Declaring the best training of the parents as an asset, Usman Buzdar said that he is on this position only due to his parents’ training and education.He said that his father concentrated a lot on his education and training and his mother has guided him on every occasion adding that it is true that the relation of parents is free of any interest.The CM said that the parents are like shelter and the beauty of this relation is that they build our personality through their hard work and sincerity adding that the parents nurture feelings of sincerity, tolerance, love, sacrifice and altruism.Sardar Usman Buzdar said that the purpose of the day is to highlight the importance of the parents and acknowledgment of their respect, greatness adding that the prime objective of this day is to promote the passion of love, thankfulness and respect for the parents.He said that one can reach heights by respecting their parents.