LAHORE, Feb 21 (APP):United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Development Ms. Penny Mordaunt called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office, here on Thursday.
During the meeting, ongoing program for social sector development between Punjab government and UK’s department for international development (DFID) was discussed and the DFID agreed to enhance its cooperation for reforms agenda of the incumbent government.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister said that DFID was the best partner of Punjab government for social sector development and added that this partnership would be further extended. He said the PTI government would provide relief to the people through good governance. “We believe in taking practical measures for giving relief to the citizens,” he added.
He said that various facilities had been provided for investment in Punjab and the people would be facilitated through enhanced cooperation in health, education and skills-development sectors. “We believe in the durable development of social sector,” he added.
He said an investment on human development was, in fact, an investment on the bright future of the country and the people would be paid back by giving better facilities to them. He said that sense of deprivation of the people living in remote areas would also be removed.
Ms.Penny Mordaunt said that DFID would continue its cooperation with the Punjab government, adding that assistance to reforms agenda would be continued as well.
British High Commissioner Mr. Thomas Drew, head of DFID Pakistan Joanna Reid, provincial ministers Hashim Jawan Bakht and Murad Raas, ACS (Home), spokesman to CM, administrative secretaries and high officials were present on the occasion.