All possible facilities to be provided for fish farming: Parvez

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Says South Asian, African theme zones to be established in Safari Zoo

Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has stated that all possible facilities will be provided for fish farming in Punjab.

He stated this in a meeting with the Chairman Task Force for Forest, Wildlife and Fisheries Badar Munir at CMO in which matters pertaining to the promotion of wildlife and fishery in the province came under discussion. The Chief Minister stated that all possible facilities will be provided for fish farming in Punjab and sought a comprehensive plan for the farming of trout fish in Punjab.CM revealed that a pilot project for the breeding of prawns will be readied adding that it has been decided to make online licence regarding hunting of wildlife and fisheries.He ap-prised that the issuance of hunt-ing licence will be incorporated in the ‘’Go Punjab App’’ adding that all possible facilities will be provided to the persons bearing hunting licence. CM assured to resolve problems of the lower staff members of Forest, Wildlife and Fisheries department forthwith.CM apprised that facilities for the visitors will be increased in the safari zoo visiting it for recreation and vows to make safari zoo a recreational place of an international standard. CM stated that South Asian and African theme zones will be established in the safari zoo adding that food courts will be set up in the safari zoo surrounding forest environ-ment.Honorary Game Warden Wildlife Matloob Rab-bani,Javed Chattha, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti,Provincial Advisor Amir Saeed Rawn,Chief Conservator of Forest Shahid Rasheed Awan and concerned officials were also present on the occasion.

On the other hand Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has said that steps will be taken preferential basis to revive Pakistan Pakistani films, especially Punjab films. He was talking to senior film producers Sheikh Amjad Rasheed and Rana Khalid Manzoor who called on him at his office on Sunday and discussed the matters relating to reviving film industry along with resolving its problems. CM Pervez Elahi disclosed than an en-dowment fund worth rupees one billion will be es-tablished for the welfare of artists adding that finan-cial assistance for the deserving artists has been enhanced from rupees 5 thousand to rupees 25 thou-sand. He assured that Punjab government will re-view to set up film production studio and all possible steps will be taken to provide quality recreational facilities to the people.

The chief minister highlighted that employment opportunities will be generated with the enhancement of film production adding that Punjab is a fertile land with regard to art and culture.

Sheikh Amjad Rasheed thanked the Chief Minister on the announcement to set up endowment fund for the artists and welcomed his decision. He lauded the CM for winning the hearts of artists by increasing their financial aid.

Secretary Information Asif Bilal Lodhi and Press Secretary to CM Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhry were also present on the occasion.