Pak Affairs

Bilour for development of far flung areas

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour said that all available resources should be utilized for the socio-economic development of less developed and far flung areas of the country. He said this at a briefing in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development here Monday.

He said that we should devote ourselves to serve the nation in letter and spirit and work for the welfare of the people and prosperity of the nation. The Minister assured his full support to the senior officials of the Ministry in the discharge of their official duties. The briefing was given by Federal Secretary Local Government and Rural Development Muhammad Salim Khan on the role, vision, goals and targets of the Ministry of Local Government. Senior officials of the Ministry also attended the briefing.

Joint Secretary Ministry Jamil Ahmed and Joint Secretary Shahid Lateef of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development briefed the Minister about the vision of the Ministry including development of rural Pakistan, strengthening of local government institutions, mainstreaming of rural areas and the role of marginalized communities in the socio-economic development.

They also briefed the Minister about the goals and targets of the Ministry including promotion of local government institutions; improvement of service delivery in rural areas, training of elected representatives of the local government, coordination with the district and Provincial governments and liaison with international community.

Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour after attending the briefing said that all available resources should be utilized for the socio-economic development of less developed and far flung areas of the country. He said that we should devote ourselves to serve the nation in letter and spirit and work for the welfare of the people and prosperity of the nation. The Minister assured his full support to the senior officials of the Ministry in the discharge of their official duties. Earlier, senior officials of the Ministry were introduced to the Minister after he assumed the charge of his Ministry.-SANA

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