CM asks ministers to be in field for flood relief
Mohsin Naqvi orders intensifying anti-drug operation
By News Desk
August 24, 2023 08:45 PM
Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi presided over the 24th meeting of the provincial cabinet on Thursday.
He directed the ministers to be in the field to lead rescue and relief activities in the flood-affected areas for the next 7 days.
The cabinet expressed satisfaction with the rescue and relief activities in the affected areas and praised Rescue 1122 for its relentless services during flooding. The ministers who visited the flooded areas submitted reports.
The cabinet approved the construction of a new OPD block in the May Hospital and the outsourcing of angiography services in cardiac institutions and units in hospitals
It decided that another 20 labs would be added to the hospitals to treat heart patients and okayed the Safe City projects in Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Rawalpindi
The meeting also decided that a 5 per cent discount on payment of motor vehicle tax and property tax through e-pay will continue till June 2024.
The cabinet approved handing over the Ram Piyari Mahal to the Lahore Walled City Authority for preservation.
It okayed funds for the preservation and beautification of the shrine of Baba Bulle Shah in Kasur.
Chairing another meeting, the chief minister ordered intensifying the crackdown on drug mafia across the province.
He directed the police should continue to act indiscriminately and modern technology should be used to curb this heinous crime
The chief minister reiterated the resolve to make the educational institutes drug-free places, saying “We have to protect our generation. The department concerned must join hands for the mission.”
The meeting was brief about the measures to lasso the drug cartels.
Monitoring has started to identify drug dealers in educational institutions, the meeting was told.
The lawmen have been keeping an eye on private educational hostels and anyone can report drug trafficking confidentially on the Friends of Police app.