Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar paid a surprise visit to various areas of Lahore without protocol. Usman Buzdar reviewed the current situation arising out of torrential rain and windfall without security. He inspected water drainage arrangements being made at Jail Road, Mall Road, Lawrence Road and other areas. He expressed his satisfaction over consolidated arrangements being made for water drainage. He expressed his indignation after seeing stagnant water lying in few areas and issued on the spot directions to the WASA officials for water drainage. CM directed WASA and administrative officers to remain present in the field and further asserted that concerned officers should also remain present on their duties instead of relaxing in their homes as he is himself present in the field to oversee water drainage situation. Usman Buzdar emphasized that it is our basic responsibility to resolve problems of the citizens and assured that we are standing by the Lahorites and will continue to do so. He said, “I have monitored emergency arrangements made by WASA in various areas of the city by conducting late night surprise visit as it is helpful to know and take stock of ground situation in the real sense”. CM appreciated that currently better water drainage arrangements have been made by WASA in the cities. The sincere endeavours being made under the able leadership of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar have started bearing fruits after seven decades with regard to the promotion of industries and trade along with making Punjab province a business hub of Pakistan. Usman Buzdar disclosed that within the short span of two years of PTI government, work on 13 special economic zones and industrial estates has started. He lamented that previous rulers only established three special economic zones during the last 73 years since the establishment of Pakistan so far. He highlighted that we have introduced such reforms for the industrial sector in only two years which could not have been done in the next 70 years by those elements displaying pomp and show. He informed that economic zones and industrial estates are being established on more than 10 thousand acres of land. He apprised that Allama Iqbal Industrial City to be established in Faisalabad stretches on more than three thousand acres of land. CM highlighted that employment opportunities for three lac youths will be generated directly from Allama Iqbal Industrial City. He underscored that we are bringing international companies to Pakistan and one window system is being introduced in the industrial estates for their facilitation. He added that there will be capacity for setting up more than 550 industrial units in the industrial city. CM outlined that this project will prove to be a game changer in order to set the wheel of economy rolling which will create ten lac employment opportunities in the concerned sectors. He emphasized that industrial reforms of Punjab government will pave the way for the economic revival in the Covid-19 perspective. CM maintained that work on infrastructure is ongoing in the contiguous districts of other provinces for the promotion of inter-provincial trade. The economic progress of Punjab will bring about industrial revolution in the whole region including Pakistan, concluded CM Usman Buzdar. Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar met with Federal Minister Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan and Members Punjab Assembly in which matters pertaining to mutual interests and political situation came under discussion. Development projects and problems of various constituencies were also discussed during the meeting. Usman Buzdar while talking on this occasion said that we would not let the progress journey of Punjab halt and added that consultations of assembly members will be given due importance in development projects. He maintained that the journey of making real progress in Punjab has set off and lamented that show off was done in the past instead of doing progress. CM underscored that those hatching conspiracies will lag behind as before and new Pakistan will keep on advancing forward under the vibrant leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He censured that elements doing undue criticism are creating obstacles in the journey of progress from the outset. He regretted that such elements caused immense loss to the national interests for the sake of their vested interests. He vowed that under construction projects of health and education will be completed on priority basis. He disclosed that game changer projects like Jalalpur Canal and Greater Thal Canal are also being launched and stressed that we would change destiny of the under developed areas. CM maintained that progress is everyone’s right adding that every city and corner of Punjab will be benefited from the fruits of progress. Those Punjab Assembly Members who called on Chief Minister included Rana Shahbaz Ahmed, Syed Abbas Shah, Muhammad Ali Qureshi and Sahibzada Ghazeen Abbasi. Principal Secretary to CM was also present on this occasion.