Additional Chief Secretary (South) Zahid Akhtar Zaman and Additional IG Police (South) Inam Ghani called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Wednesday. The CM expressed good wishes for them adding that the PTI government has made postings on merit and the Southern Punjab Secretariat will provide necessary relief to the locals. The establishment of the Southern Punjab Secretariat has fulfilled a promise made with the people, he added. He added that 33 per cent development budget has been earmarked for southern Punjab and 1.5 billion rupees are reserved for the Southern Punjab Secretariat. The problems of the people will be solved at the grassroots and the citizens will not have to go to Lahore with the start of the Southern Punjab Secretariat, he said. Your posting is an honour and every work should be done on merit, he added. The CM pointed out that no pressure should be tolerated for any wrongdoing and duty should be performed honestly. Similarly, you should keep your offices’ doors open to the people as the Southern Punjab Secretariat is an important development which would be conspicuous to the people when they will get relief, he said. The officers should come up to the expectations of the people and you should work hard to provide relief to the citizens at their doorsteps, the CM concluded. Chief Secretary Jawad Rafiq Malik, IG Police Shoaib Dastaghir and others were also present.Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan met with Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at 90-SQA here on Wednesday and discussed different matters of mutual interest. Jam Kamal Khan thanked the Chief Minister Usman Buzdar for the cooperation extended by Punjab government and both further agreed to take collective steps for saving crops from locust attack and eradication of coronavirus. CM Usman Buzdar stated that the Punjab government has taken every necessary step to overcome the spread of the virus and further taken different measures to save crops from locust attack. The crops are not much damaged due to governmental efforts and line departments are further directed to ensure the safety of crops from the next possible locust attack, he said. Usman Buzdar reiterated that Punjab will continue to serve the people living in Balochistan. The development of Balochistan is as dear as that of Punjab, he added. The CM informed that a technical college will be established in Kharan, a community centre will be set up in Taftan and the 100-bed hospital will also be constructed in Turbat for which 1.25 billion rupees are allocated in the budget. He assured that Punjab will make every effort to serve the residents of Balochistan province and further said that funds have been provided to restore the mausoleum of Mir Chakar-e-Azam Rind in Okara. Both the provinces will move forward jointly in the journey of development, he said. The people of Balochistan are patriotic and hardworking and Balochistan is very near to my heart, he further added. Usman Buzdar stated the Punjab government will continue to extend every possible cooperation for the development of Balochistan province and inter-provincial harmony will be further promoted.CM Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan thanked the Punjab government for the restoration of the mausoleum of Mir Chakar-e-Azam Rind. We consider Punjab as our home and the inter-provincial harmony is more needed than before. The public welfare journey will be extended forward while benefiting from each other’s experiences, he added. Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan, Samiullah Chaudhary MPA, Chief Secretary Balochistan Fazeel Asghar, ACS (Infrastructure), ACS (Home) and Secretary HR and Minorities’ Affairs were also present. Earlier, Usman Buzdar welcomed Chief Minister Balochistan at the Lahore Airport.Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has strongly condemned the unprovoked firing of Indian army on civilian population along LOC and martyrdom of youth in the village of Leepa Sector. He extended sympathies to the bereaved heirs and regretted that India is blatantly violating all international laws and human rights principles by targeting the civilians. It is a very condemnable and cowardly act of the Indian Army and brutalities of the Hindu supremacist Modi regime is a threat to regional peace, he deplored. India should not remain in any confusion as Pakistan Army has the fullest capability to give a befitting reply to Indian aggression and the nation is firmly standing with the brave armed forces of Pakistan, the CM added.Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar and Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan went to the residence of Brig. Hassan Afzal Shaheed, Sector Commander ISI Balochistan on Wednesday. They expressed a deep sense of sorrow with the bereaved family and offered Fateha for the departed soul. Chief Secretary Balochistan Fazeel Asghar, CCPO Lahore and others were also present on this occasion.Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has sought a report from CCPO Lahore about the occurrence of girl students’ harassment in a private school of the provincial metropolis. He ordered an impartial enquiry adding that such incidences are intolerable. Legal action will be initiated against the responsible elements because they do not deserve any leniency and the harassed students will be provided justice at every cost, the CM added.