Govt working hard to overcome power outages: Governor

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LAHORE, Nov 19 (APP): Punjab Governor Malik Rafique Rajwana on Thursday said the government had inaugurated three power plants in just two months which showed its
commitment and effective policies to overcome power outages.
Addressing a seminar on “Traffic Discipline Safety” organized by National Highways and Motorways police (NH&MP) at a local hotel, he said the government was
putting efforts for rehabilitation and revamping of the health department besides other departments for welfare of people and to provide them relief.
The work on infrastructural development, including Karachi-Lahore Motorway, Khanewal-Multan Motorway and roads in northern areas was under way which would be completed soon,adding the government has also given control of the Gwadar Port to
China for its development which would also start a new era of progress and prosperity in country.
The governor said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had put in place effective and efficient measures to attract foreign investment and a number of foreign investors had
shown interest to invest in Punjab.
He said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was determined to work hard for the betterment of people.
The governor said rash driving and use of cellphone during driving were among top reasons of accidents and people should follow traffic rules not only for their own safety but
also for the others.
Appreciating the performance of NH&MP, “I am proud of the NH&MP’s performance”, he said and added the other departments should also learn from the NH&MP as it had set a precedent for
other departments by working hard with responsibility.
Rafique Rajwana assured his full support to NH&MP in
bringing about operational reforms in the department and traffic
laws.
Later, the governor distributed shields among
Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Khwaja Salman
Rafique, MPAs Zakia Shahnawaz and Mian Munir, Singer Jawad
Ahmad.
NH&MP Inspector General Muhammad Saleem Bhatti also
presented a souvenir to the governor.
Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal, renowned
artists Sohail Ahmad and Iftikhar Thakur, member of civil
society and NH&MP senior police officials also attended the
seminar.