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PM assures Punjab of taking up smog with India

By News Desk

October 31, 2023 01:11 AM


Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar Monday chaired a meeting of Punjab cabinet, 24NewsHD TV channel reported.

The PM was briefed about the steps taken by the caretaker Punjab government in health, communication, education and other sectors. It was told that innovative projects like biogas generation were underway in the province for the development of the energy sector.

Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Raza Naqvi told the PM  that the main reason for the spread of smog in Lahore was the burning of residues of crops in Indian Punjab. The prime minister assured the Punjab government of taking up the issue at diplomatic level.

Prime Minister Kakar directed the authorities concerned to frame a policy for posting and transfers of local police officers across the country to ensure impartial and fair delivery of justice.

He appreciated the efforts of the Punjab government for the successful operations in the Kacha area.

The cabinet members were apprised of the progress on projects like Southern part of Lahore Ring Road (SL-3), Gujranwala-Lahore-Sialkot Motorway and the newly constructed bridge at Shahdara.

The PM appreciated the Punjab government for its efforts to improve the communication system, especially for initiatives such as the construction of eco-friendly plastic road in Lahore.

He also lauded the provincial government for building educational institutions for the special children.

The meeting was told that the provincial government had so far paid back the inherited debt of Rs 629 billion and had allocated additional funds of Rs 76 billion for agriculture sector.

It was briefed about the development initiatives in the villages and the initiatives for the promotion of cultural tourism

Besides the steps taken by the Punjab government in the health sector, the prime minister was briefed regarding the policy of issuing NOC in three days to double the number of nurses in Punjab and provide them with job opportunities abroad.

Also, Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar visited the stalls of agricultural products of various universities.

Chief Minister Punjab Syed Mohsin Naqvi told him that the issue of wheat registration is with the Federation and t high yield seeds

 



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