Chief Minister visits SOS village
Lahore, August 12 2013 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif visited SOS Village on Ferozepur Road on the day following Eid-ul-Fitr. He cut Eid cake with the children staying at the SOS Village and also distributed Eid gifts and Eidi among them.
The Chief Minister personally served Eid cake to the children. Provincial Health Minister Khalil Tahir Sindhu, Secretary Information Momin Agha, District Coordination Officer Lahore and SOS Village management was also present.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that SOS Village is rendering an important service by providing shelter to homeless and destitute children. He said that besides being the real spirit if Eid, it is also a national and religious responsibility of every member of the society to share Eid joys with homeless and destitute children.
He said that SOS Village is playing an important role in making homeless children respectable citizens of the society. He said the homeless children are provided the best facilities at SOS Village so that they could achieve their due status in the society.
He congratulated the management and staff of SOS Village on being engaged a noble cause and also appreciated their commitment and determination. He said that the management of SOS Village is performing an important service to the society. Later, talking to media, the Chief Minister strongly condemned the incidents of terrorism in various parts of the country. He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken notice of these incidents and issued instructions to the concerned institutions to improve the situation.
He said that government will hold consultations with all stake-holders for the eradication of terrorism and extremism. He said that an All Parties Conference will soon be convened for evolving a national policy with consensus against terrorism.
He said that the scourge of terrorism will be rooted out through national unity. In response to a question, the Chief Minister said that immediately after returning from London he visited various villages of Rajanpur to gain information about the problems of the flood affectees of south Punjab and also offered Eid prayers with them. He said that government is utilizing all available resources for the relief and rehabilitation of the calamity-stricken people.
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