Punjab cabinet resolves to hold free, transparent election in first meeting 

By: Ali Ramay
Published: 06:48 PM, 28 Jan, 2023
Punjab cabinet resolves to hold free, transparent election in first meeting 
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Caretaker Information Minister Amir Mir Saturday announced that all the members of the caretaker cabinet including the Chief Minister Punjab Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi will, voluntarily, not take salaries, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Amir Mir, while briefing about the cabinet’s first meeting, said the cabinet agreed to take all measures to ensure free and transparent elections in the province.

He said the cabinet decided to take all the important and necessary steps to keep the writ of the state intact in the province.

In the meeting presided over by Punjab chief minister Mohsin Naqvi, the cabinet decided that the Inspector General (IG) Punjab and other police officials will hold open courts to solve the problems of the public on the spot.

A fund of Rs1 billion was approved for the families of the martyred police officers and the stipend that was given to their widows was also raised from Rs2500 to Rs25000. The rules for the recruitment of children of the martyred officers were also relaxed.

The situation of availability of flour and wheat was also discussed and the meeting decided to ensure the accessibility of cheap flour. Moreover, Mohsin Naqvi advised the cabinet to start planning for Ramazan right away so that the public can be given as much relief as possible in the holy month.

CM Punjab Naqvi also announced a strict and massive crackdown against the suppliers of ICE and other drugs in educational institutions and ordered indiscriminate action against land grabber groups and the land mafia.

Dr. Javed Akram, SM Tanveer, Ibrahim Murad, Bilal Afzal, Jamal Nasir, Mansoor Qadir, Syed Azfar Ali Nasir, Aamir Mir, Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman, IG Police Dr. Usman Anwar and related officials attended the cabinet meeting.

Ali Ramay

Ali Ramay is a Senior Investigative Reporter associated with Pakistan's City News Network (CNN). He has been associated with the CNN group since 2013 and mainly covers investigative stories in departments under the Punjab Government.