Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz has stated that providing relief to the masses and becoming a ray of hope for them is the top priority of the incumbent government in the backdrop of a sagging economy and an environment of disappointment.
The maiden cabinet meeting held under the chair of the CM took important decisions and approved the CM’s public facilitation package. It endorsed an Rs.200 billion subsidy for providing the 10-kg flour bag at Rs.490. The meeting also approved providing wheat to the KPK government as a gesture of inter-provincial harmony and to strengthen the bonds of national unity.
The wheat release policy was endorsed and the cabinet allowed to procure one million metric tons of wheat from PASSCO.
The constitution of the new board of Punjab Mass Transit Authority with Kh. Ahmad Hasaan as vice-chairman was approved and ex-post facto approval of Ramzan Package-2022 was given along with approving the reconstitution of cabinet standing committees for finance & development and legislation.
The CM congratulated the ministers and the cabinet expressed its resolve to further the mission of public mission while moving the province forward. The CM regretted that tremendous delay has occurred in the constitution of the cabinet as wilful hurdles were created.
If Almighty Allah wants us to serve the masses, then, no one could create any hindrance in it, he maintained.
Ministers, chief secretary and high officials attended the meeting while Provincial Minister Malik Ahmad Ali Khan participated through a video link.