Punjab cabinet on Friday approved the release of Rs5 billion to the Punjab Housing.

LAHORE: The Punjab cabinet on Friday accepted launch of Rs5 billion to the Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency ( PHATA ) for Prime Minister’s Naya Pakistan Housing Programme.

Prime Minister Imran Khan reached in Lahore on Friday evening and is timetabled to lay the foundation technique of the development. The PTI govt has fully committed that it would provide 5 million homes to the much less fortunate. Chairing the 10th provincial cabinet conference at the Chief Minister Secretariat, Usman Buzdar deferred the suggestion of looking at the fare of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Services.

The cabinet decided to abolish the Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Authority ( PIDA ) Act, 1997 and permitted establishing Khal Panchayat Authority.

The Khal Panchayat Act, 2019 was also provided approval by the cabinet. It will comprise farmers. The conference decided opening up the wheat procurement campaign and the Punjab govt would purchase wheat from each farmer who would bring it to the procurement center and the prior method had been revised to facilitate the farmers. “Every grain of wheat will be purchased during the wheat procurement campaign and farmers will be given each facility at the procurement centers,” said Mr. Buzdar.

The chief minister declared the farmers’ rights would be fully protected and praise of their hard work be given. The conference decided to give assistance package to the farmers of the spots suffering from rains and hailstorm. The meeting gave a grant to the demands of the food department in supplementary funds grants for the fiscal year 2018-19.

The cabinet conference expressed its heavy concern over surfacing of a polio case in Lahore and decided to take steps on a war footing for the eradication of polio. The chief minister directed devising comprehensive technique, attaching that line departments should make coordinated efforts. He said the health department should take necessary steps on an urgent situation basis for the eradication of polio and emergent actions to be taken during this period of the unexpected emergency. He also sought a comprehensive schedule within 2 days.

Amendments to rule 12 ( A ) and 12 ( B ) of police award of compensation rules, 1989 were permitted. This amendment would help provide a lot more facilities to the families of police martyrs. The cabinet also gave its nod for an amendment to the family claim policy. The cabinet chose to set up a waste administration organization in D.G Khan and the establishment of the similar was permitted by the cabinet. The conference gave support to an amendment to Waqf properties management guidelines, 2002 and the draft of guidelines for the development of hydrocarbon seepages and the draft of sentencing law.

The meeting endorsed the mins of the eighth and ninth meetings of the Punjab cabinet along with the endorsement of decisions made in the seventh and eighth conferences of cabinet’s standing committee on finance and also improvement. Provincial ministers, advisers, special assistants, chief secretary and other officials concerned attended the conference.

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