Chairman Kashmir Committee Shehryar Khan Afridi and Federal Interior Minister Brig (r) Ijaz Shah called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Monday. They condemned nefarious attempts to malign the state institutions and expressed the commitment to counter every conspiracy. The meeting decided indiscriminate crackdown against violators of law and the CM reiterated that the government will go to every extent to ensure the rule of law. Every possible step will be taken to protect the life and property of the people, he added. Some elements are targeting institutions under a specific agenda and propaganda against the institutions is deplorable as well as condemnable as the country is facing numerous challenges, he emphasized. No one will be allowed to take law into his own hands and the government will continue to stand firmly with the state institutions, he added. Federal Interior Minister maintained that there is no justification of criticism on institutions by some elements adding that the specific agenda of the opposition, aimed at making the institutions controversial, has been exposed. The opposition is bent upon defaming the country through its anti-Pakistan narrative, he deplored. Legal action will be initiated against those levelling accusations against the institutions, he added.Chairman Kashmir Committee Shehryar Afridi remarked that those accusing institutions are not well-wishers of the country and the opposition is trying to finagle its wicked designs by making the institutions debatable. Making of institutions controversial by those engaged in negative politics is equivalent to enmity with the country, he asserted. Law Minister Raja Basharat, Chief Secretary, IG Police, ACS (Home), and others attended the meeting.Meanwhile, Chief Minister Buzdar said that no corona patient died during the last 24 hours in Punjab while 129 new cases have been reported. In a statement, the CM stated that the number of active patients is 1689 while 96012 have been recovered. 9325 have been tested during the last 24 hours while 2240 have, so far, died of corona in Punjab, he added. The CM also appealed to the citizens to follow corona SOPs to avoid any further spread of this virus. Chief Minister Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting at his office on Monday to review steps taken for the promotion of the agriculture sector on modern lines. Provincial Ministers Sardar Hasnain Bahadur Dreshak, Hussain Jahanian Gardezi, Chief Secretary, SMBR, Secretary Local Government, Chairman P&D, administrative secretaries and agri. experts attended the meeting and presented different suggestions to improve the agriculture sector according to national needs.The chief minister directed to constitute a special committee for the promotion of the agriculture sector. This committee will submit a comprehensive plan in the next 10 days and decisions will be made in the light of the proposed roadmap. Addressing the meeting, the CM emphasized the agri. sector is the linchpin of the national economy adding that it has a lot of potential for multifarious growth. The government will take every step to develop agriculture on modern lines as the growth of this sector is directly linked with the adoption of the latest technology, he said. Use of latest agro-based technology is the need of the hour, the CM added.Similarly, Usman Buzdar emphasized the role and importance of agri. research needs no introduction and Pakistan can deal with emerging food-related challenges by modernizing the agri. research according to the rising needs of the country. Punjab is an agrarian province and the development of the agriculture sector will strengthen the national economy along with making the farmers prosperous, concluded the chief minister.Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has stated that the role of the teachers is very important in determining the approach and thoughts of the students.In his message on World Teachers’ Day, he said that he salutes his teachers and teachers of the entire country. He said that the purpose of observing the day is to highlight the importance and respect of teachers.