Pakistan’s first woman CM nominee unveils plans for Punjab

Pakistan Feb, 22 2024
Pakistan’s first woman CM nominee unveils plans for Punjab
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LAHORE: PML-N senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz who is set to become Pakistan’s first-ever woman Chief Minister vowed to set ‘new records’ in Punjab while fulfilling her duties as provincial chief executive. 

Addressing PML-N’s first parliamentary party meeting, she said there is “Clear majority” of party in provincial assembly as she congratulated MPAs on their successful election and praised inclusion of young MPAs among lot.

From today, Maryam said, “New era” will begin for Punjab, as per traditions and examples laid down by Nawaz Sharif and party president Shehbaz Sharif during their terms as chief ministers. “We will set new records of development in province,” she added.

She stressed ‘historic significance’ of her nomination as first woman chief minister in Pakistan’s history.  Sharing her plans for governance, she said that party has devised roadmap of priorities at government level.

“A comprehensive programme will be launched for rural areas of Punjab,” she said, noting that health, education, infrastructure, law and order, agriculture, information technology and all other sectors will have equal focus.

Maryam Nawaz noted that her government would work on “Safe Punjab” project, vowing to expand “Safe City’ project to all cities of province. She also stressed need to improve police station system.

Citing examples of India and Bangladesh, she emphasised on introducing digitalisation across province but regretted that there was only one information technology city in Pakistan. “We will try to establish five IT cities in her five-year tenure”, she vowed.

Maryam thanked PML-N and party supporters and vowed to take Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif’s experience as former PM and ex-Punjab Chief Minister, respectively, in leading provincial affairs.

Published in The Daily National Courier, February, 22 2024

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