Collective efforts vital for people’s welfare: Farrukh

LAHORE: November 13 - State Minister for Information & Broadcasting Farrukh Habib talking to media persons during the inauguration ceremony of School of Motivation. APP

LAHORE, Nov 13 (APP): State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib Saturday said collective efforts were needed for development of the country and welfare of people. 

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the School of Motivation (SOM), a private educational institute, at a local hotel, he said that optimistic approach and highlighting good deeds definitely produce positive results. He said, “A good leader always produces good successor.”

Farrukh Habib said that there was a need to motivate our children and women as motivation always plays significant role in the journey of growth. The state minister said that fear of failure never lets a person move forward, adding that there was a need to learn from the experiences of our living legends.

He said, “Pakistan has best human capital and there is no need to feel any type of inferiority complex.”

Later, talking to the media, Farrukh Habib said that the opposition had the right to make their strategy, but it was also a fact that the opposition was just a group of political jobless persons.

He said that the opposition could not harm the government as it had no public welfare agenda and they were pursuing their personal motives.

To a question, he said that in Pakistan democratic process should continue, adding that the opposition was united for an ‘NRO’ [a deal].

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had always listened to its allies and both were on one page, he added.

Farrukh Habib said that the Punjab government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, had done a lot of work, adding that water storage system had been set up in Lahore, 17 universities were being established across the province besides construction of eight hospitals in the province.

He said that in the past the Shehbaz Sharif government in Punjab spent almost Rs 498 billion on development in four years, while the sitting Punjab government was spending Rs 540 billion on development during the current fiscal year.

He said that Shehbaz Sharif’s government had spent Rs 98 billion on construction of roads, whereas the Buzdar government was spending Rs 108 billion in this regard.

He said, “Sehat card and Kisan card are big initiatives of the present government.”

The state minister said that for the first time in the country’s history, Pakistan was going to become surplus in food.

To another query, he said that accountability was continuing in the country and Prime Minister Imran Khan was standing firm against corruption.

Earlier, the state minister paid tribute to Shawaz Hussain Baluch over his motivational services for welfare of people.