Caretaker setup to remain impartial: Askari

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari has said that the caretaker setup is completely impartial and has no political agenda.

Talking to caretaker Provincial Minister for Industry, Trade & Investment, Irrigation, Mines & Zakat and Ushr Anjum Nisar in a meeting here on Friday, he said that holding of general election in a transparent manner would be ensured by remaining impartial and performance of the government would be a clear proof of neutrality.

All departments concerned will have to perform their duties in an efficient and dutiful manner to ensure free, fair and transparent elections, he added.

The caretaker chief minister observed that development of industrial sector on modern lines was pivotal to strengthening national economy and added that issues like unemployment and poverty could be solved by promoting industry, trade and investment related opportunities.

He said that all these sectors were crucial for development of the country.

The industrial sector plays an important role in strengthening of national economy along with provision of employment opportunity to the youth and with the establishment of new industries, many more employment related activities are generated which benefit the national economy in a number of ways, he added.

Dr Askari said that steps should be initiated so that industrial sector could follow labour laws and give attention to water treatment and other rules and regulations.

Implementation of relevant rules and regulations was the responsibility of the departments as well as the administrations concerned, he added.

Similarly, implementation of environmental laws should also be ensured and agencies concerned should work with diligence and hard work, he added.

He said that trade and economic activities were increased due to investment in the country and new employment opportunities are created.

He said that investment was also useful to overcome issues like poverty and unemployment.

He said that provision of conducive atmosphere to the investors was important to motivate the foreign investors.

If investors are provided a suitable atmosphere for investment, the trend of investment will be boosted and national economy will be further strengthened, he said.

He said the situation of law and order was an important factor for strengthening of national economy as trade and investment related activities are invariably increased in the country.

Necessary steps will be taken for providing relief to the people while remaining within our mandate, Dr Askari concluded.

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