Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired an important meeting at CPEC Authority office in Islamabad on Thursday. Advisor to CM Salman Shah and others also attended the meeting. Chairman CPEC Authority Lt Gen (R) Asim Saleem Bajwa gave a detailed briefing to the participants and stated the speed of work on CPEC projects has been further accelerated while this initiative has given a new dimension to Pakistan-China relations. Addressing the meeting, the CM stated that China is a trustworthy friend of Pakistan while CPEC is a momentous multi-billion dollars initiative of development and prosperity. This trailblazing project will strengthen the national economy, he added. The CM remarked the CPEC would bring remarkable improvements in the industrial and agriculture sectors of the province. China’s marvellous development is a role model for us and the Pakistani economy will also be developed by benefitting from Chinese technology, he said. The CM announced that model dairy farms will be established in Mianwali, Sahiwal and DG Khan besides setting up technology parks in different economic zones in Punjab.The chief minister also appreciated the efforts put forth by Asim Bajwa and his team for speedy completion of different projects. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has taken notice of the agitation of students of the University of Home Economics and sought a report from the minister and secretary of the higher education department.In a statement, the CM directed that those responsible for inordinate delay in students’ exams be identified adding that timely holding of exams was the responsibility of the university admin after reopening of the educational institutions. Holding of exams be ensured without any further delay and the report be submitted to the CM Office after the resolution of students’ dubiety, the chief minister further directed. Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has sought a report from RPO Bahawalpur about rape-cum-murder of a child in the precinct of PS Saddar Khanpur in Rahim Yar Khan and directed legal action against the arrested culprit. He also assured the bereaved heirs of the provision of justice. Meanwhile, the offender namely Pervez has confessed to his felony.Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has appealed to the citizens to avoid going to overcrowded places and follow anti-corona SOPs to remain safe from this virus. In a statement, the CM asserted that timely decisions helped in overcoming the pandemic and anti-corona steps of the Pakistan government have also been acknowledged at the global level.While issuing details about the corona situation in the province, he said the total number of active corona patients is 1521 while 96506 have been recovered. Similarly, two corona patients have died and 124 new cases have been reported during the last 24 hours in Punjab. Meanwhile, 10712 were tested during the last 24 hours and 2247 have died of corona in the province, he added.