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Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that the government wants to remove the gap between rich and poor through comprehensive reforms in education and health sectors. Addressing a high level meeting arranged by Department for International Development (DFID), the Chief Minister said that Punjab government is spending billions of rupees on health and education so that the difference of facilities available to the rich and poor in education and health sector could be eliminated through comprehensive reforms. Shehbaz Sharif said that information technology is being used through smart phone for monitoring the performance of staff in health and education sectors in Punjab. He said that more than one lakh people facing financial constraints are serving the country as doctors, engineers and professional experts after getting higher education due to the endowment fund of Punjab government. Shehbaz Sharif said that quality educational facilities are available to 18 lakh students in private schools through voucher scheme of Punjab government. Representative of DFID for Punjab Sir Michael Barbar addressing the meeting said that reforms programme of Punjab government in education and health sectors is due to the vision, hard work and direct monitoring of Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. He said that due to the personal interest taken by Shehbaz Sharif, cooperation of Punjab and DFID has become exemplary.

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