CM Forms Committee To Review Ulema Counter-terror Demands
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has constituted a 12-member committee, headed by Senior Advisor Sirdar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, to consider the demands of Sunni Etihad Council.
The committee is comprised of Provincial Minister for Auqaf Ahsan-ud-Din Qureshi, Member National Assembly Bilal Yasin, Member Provincial Assembly Dr. Saeed Elahi, the Home secretary, the Lahore commissioner and six members of the Sunni Etihad Council, Sahibzada Syed Mehfooz Ali Mashdi, Mian Khalid Habib Advocate, Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Sialvi, Dr. Raghib Naeemi, Sahibzada Ghulam Murtaza Shazi, and Sahibzada Safdar Shah Gilani. The first meeting of the committee will be held on July 7 (today).
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif took the decision in a meeting with a Sunni Etihad Council delegation, who called on him at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat here on Tuesday. The delegation comprised of the councilís chairman Sahibzada Fazal Karim, general secretary Haji Hanif Tayyab and Dr. Raghib Naeemi. Provincial Auqaf Minister Ahsan-ud-Din Qureshi and Member Provincial Assembly Dr. Saeed Elahi were also present.
Condemning the Data Darbar tragedy, the chief minister said the incident had shocked all Muslims the world over. He said that the eradication of terrorism and extremism was essential for the survival of the country, stressing the need for the nation to get united to foil the nefarious designs of the elements who wanted to destabilize the country.
Appreciating the patience and tolerance displayed by Ulema over the Data Darbar tragedy, he said that the conspiracies to destabilize the country would be foiled through the unity of Ulema and cooperation of the people, making Pakistan a haven of peace and tranquility.
He said that the committee constituted under the chairmanship of Senior Advisor would review the demands of Sunni Etihad Council and submit its recommendations.
Welfare projects: Assembly Members of various districts called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat and apprised him of pace of implementation of ongoing projects and welfare programmes in their areas.
Talking to them, the chief minister said the Punjab government had adopted an effective strategy for development of the province and the provision of education, health, water and other basic amenities to the masses.
Investment: Shahbaz Sharif has said that promotion of investment is the need of the hour to overcome poverty and unemployment. He was presiding over the 6th meeting of Board of Directors of Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) at Chief Minister’s Secretariat.