PM terms Pakistan’s nurses a ‘proud chapter’ of country’s history

PML-N leadership discusses options for taking action against transgressors of constitution


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday, terming nurses an icon of great service to humanity, has said the government would improve the working conditions of the nursing sector in the country.
PM Sharif said nurses in Pakistan for their excellent services were a golden and proud chapter of history.
In his statement on International Nurses Day, the prime minister said steps would be taken to improvement in the quality of education and training and carry out reforms for the reasonable salaries of nurses.
The prime minister paid tribute to those associated with the field of nursing in Pakistan and the world over and said during the pandemic of coronavirus, the nurses along with doctors rendered invaluable services in the health sector.
He said the paramedics including doctors and nurses braved the challenges of the pandemic and served humanity even at the cost of their family life.
He mentioned that the inclusion of 10 Pakistani women in the World Health Organization’s list of the world’s 100 best nurses and midwifery leaders was a global recognition of their services.
He said the services of male and female nurses in caring for their patients during difficult times were always commendable and stressed the need for ensuring better facilities.
He pointed out that female nurses, in particular, faced misconduct in society which needed to be discouraged by raising awareness among the public. Adding to this, A consultative meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chaired by supreme leader Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was held in London.
In a statement, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that during the meeting various options were discussed for taking a decisive action against the transgressors of the constitution.
She said the PML-N leadership is unanimous in dealing with the violators of the constitution in accordance with the law.
PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif was briefed on the serious constitutional, economic and administrative issues inherited by the current government from the previous one.
The Information Minister further said that another meeting would be held today for taking final decisions to steer the country out of these challenges.
She went on to say that all the decisions would be announced with endorsement of all the coalition parties.
The Information Minister said the meeting was informed that prices of petroleum products had not been increased to provide relief to the masses.
She said the meeting was also given detail briefing on the crisis created by the PTI government in the energy sector, especially in form of load shedding.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said the meeting also discussed various proposals to help masses get rid of inflation by providing them relief.
She said steps taken by the current government so far were also reviewed in detail.
The Information Minister said the current political situation was also reviewed during the meeting. Meanwhile to an official commitment, Nestle Head of Corporate Affairs Waqar Ahmed and General Manager Abdullah Javed called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
During the meeting, Nestle Pakistan commended the Prime Minister for provision of relief items to the flood affected people of Afghanistan.
Contributing its share in the Pakistan government’s initiative, Nestle donated fifty thousand litres of drinking water for the flood victims of Afghanistan. The donated water will help save the flood victims from various diseases. The Prime Minister described this welfare work by Nestle Pakistan as appreciable.

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