Buzdar condemns blast at Kabul airport



Staff Reporter

Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has strongly condemned blasts at Kabul Airport and expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the loss of lives. He also extended sympathies to the bereaved families.

In the meanwhile Chief Minister Punjab expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the loss of precious human lives in a factory fire in Karachi and extended sympathies to the bereaved families.

The CM has prayed for the early recovery of the injured and said that the Punjab government fully shares their grief.

CM orders free
medical treatment
of Saima
While taking notice of a news item about Saima Sarwar of Al-Faisal Town, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed free medical treatment as well as financial assistance for her.

He further directed to constitute a medical board for the treatment of the mother of Saima Sarwar and appreciated that she has not lost her courage despite difficult circumstances. Government is also responsible for looking after daughters like Saima Sarwar, he added.

Punjab govt moves Thalassemia under FJMC
Punjab government Friday included the prevention of thalassemia and other hereditary diseases in the non-development budget and moved the Thalassemia Prevention Program of the Department of Specialized Health and Medical Education under Fatima Jinnah Medical College.

The decision was made in the 62nd meeting of the Cabinet Standing Committee on Finance and Development chaired by Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat Friday.

The meeting was attended by Provincial Minister for Industry and Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal, Advisor to Chief Minister for Economic Affairs Dr. Salman Shah, Chief Secretary Punjab, Secretary Finance, Secretary Planning and Development and secretaries from relevant departments. More than 7 recommendations were made in the meeting by various departments.

The meeting has also re-issued the lapsed funds of the last financial year by the Department of Planning and Development to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) program.

The minister directed the Planning and Development Board to seek clarification from all the concerned departments as to why the work has not started yet despite the release of full funds for the schemes launched by the government on the first day of the new financial year.

The meeting decided to send the proposals of permanently lifting the ban on deployments in the police department and construction of low-cost houses in semi-urban areas to Cabinet and decisions would be made accordingly.

The minister directed the housing and town planning department to get the services of regular financial advisors for the Punjab Pre-Urban Housing Scheme and prepare a formal financial plan of the project from the Bank of Punjab so that the construction of houses could be implemented as soon as possible.

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