LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Friday presided over a high level meeting, which offered thanks over the glorious success of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidates in all three phases of local government elections in the province. The chief minister congratulated the political team of PML-N and said that this victory is due to the deep love of the masses, adding that with the power of their vote, people have expressed full confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He said that the results of LG elections have authenticated the transparency of general elections of 2013 and gave a befitting reply to the elements that were trying to create hurdles in national development and prosperity of the masses. The chief minister said that the mandate of the people would be honoured and such candidates, who are honest and infused with the spirit of public service, would be brought forward as the heads of LG institutions. He said that newly elected members of local government should devote themselves to the service of the masses. Provincial Ministers Rana Sanaullah, Malik Nadeem Kamran, Members National Assembly Hamza Shehbaz, Pervaiz Malik, Senator Saud Majeed, Member Provincial Assembly Mansha Ullah Butt, former MPA Samiullah Khan and senior officials were present on the occasion. Reviews Chiniot mineral reserves The Punjab chief minister presided over a meeting to review the progress on the project of mineral reserves in Chiniot. German expert Dr Jurgen Hartsh gave a briefing on the project. The chief minister said that economy could be strengthened through benefiting from the mineral resources. He said that the Minerals Department would have to pay an active role in accordance with the modern needs, adding that reforms are necessary for the reorganisation of the department. The chief minister directed the steering committee to expedite the process of reforms in the department. Provincial Ministers Sher Ali Khan and Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha were also present on the occasion.