Punjab Cabinet approves 40 point agenda for development in different sectors

12:09 PM | 9 Feb, 2019
Punjab Cabinet approves 40 point agenda for development in different sectors
LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting of Provincial Cabinet in Lahore on Friday, and approved a forty point agenda for improvement in multiple sectors, Radio Pakistan reported.

The Cabinet approved a forty points agenda while rejecting a proposal to raise the Abiana rate.

Cabinet approved Alternative Dispute Resolution Bill 2019. It was also decided to extend the Safe City Project to major cities of the province.

Launching a Low-cost Housing project in Chistian, Lodhran and Renala Khurd, under Prime Minister's Naya Pakistan Housing Program, was also approved. Housing Department will be responsible for its implementation.

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During the meeting, Punjab Cabinet approved several bills including The Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Center Act 2019, Provincial Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2018 and Punjab Red Zones [Establishment and Security) Bill 20CM-CABINET MEETING-TWO:(Lahore)18, Punjab Zakat and Usher [Amendment] Act 2018

The Cabinet also approved the amendment in Petroleum [Exploration and Production] policy 2012.

Punjab Cabinet also decided to grant administrative and financial autonomy to Institute of Public Health Lahore and to form an Administrative Committee regarding Institute's issues.

The approval was given to change the name of Fort Manro Development Authority to Koh e Suleman Authority DG Khan. The powers of this Authority will now also include Tehsil Koh e Suleman.

Addressing meeting, Chief Minister said that interests of farmer community will be protected at any cost as PTI Government s a true protector of farmers' rights.

He said that the progress of Punjab is our aim and our every decision is being taken in the public's interest.

He welcomed Muhammad Rizwan on inclusion in Cabinet as Provincial Minister. He lauded performance of Abdul Aleem Khan's performance as Senior Minister and appreciated his tendering resignation, showing high moral ethics.

The chief minister said that the PTI government believes in the supremacy of law. Punjab Cabinet also approved decisions taken during its previous meeting.