Lahore, Aug. 19 (TNS): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Sardar Usman Buzdar vowed to resolve problems plaguing the province.
Buzdar was addressing Punjab Assembly following his election as Punjab chief minister.
“My merit is that I am from the most impoverished region of Punjab,” he said, and promised to take Quaid-e-Azam and PM Imran Khan’s vision forward.
“We will develop the underdeveloped areas [of Punjab] and sustain the developed regions,” Buzdar said, adding that the focus would remain on good governance, elimination of corruption, and strengthening of institutions and local bodies.
“We will break the status quo,” he vowed.
The newly elected chief minister said he would bring the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa model of government to Punjab.
“Every MPA would be [like] a chief minister in [his/her] constituency.”
In his concluding remarks, Buzdar thanked PM Imran for giving him the opportunity to become the chief minister, and invited positive suggestions from the opposition for the betterment of the country and its people.
Buzdar was elected chief minister of Punjab on Sunday.
PTI candidate received 186 votes to defeat Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) nominee Hamza Shehbaz, who got 159 votes.