A meeting was held under the chair of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar for reviewing performance of the Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission.
The chief minister directed to sort out pending cases of overseas Pakistanis on urgent basis. The chief minister, while addressing the meeting, said that the chairmen of Overseas Pakistanis Committees had been posted in 29 districts whereas chairmen of the remaining seven districts will be posted soon.
He said that participation of DCs and DPOs in the meetings of District Committees would be ensured which will greatly help the solution of pending cases.
The chief minister directed the administration and police authorities to extend full cooperation to the district committees for the immediate solution of problems of overseas Pakistanis.
The CM said that the draft of new act of OPC Punjab had been prepared which would soon be finalised.
The meeting was also attended by Vice Chairman OPC Punjab Wasim Akhtar, the IG Police Punjab. ACS, the principal secretary to the CM and DG OPC Punjab.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has congratulated Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani over the failure of no-confidence motion against him saying that nefarious agenda of the opposition parties had failed.
He said that sensible senators had reposed their confidence in Sadiq Sanjrani by rejecting the alliance of the opposition. “The elements who wanted to achieve their personal agenda have remained unsuccessful,” he added.
The CM said that Sadiq Sanjrani had been running the business of the house in an effective manner and always displayed exemplary political tolerance and acumen.
He said that the opposition should avoid politics of anarchy and chaos after this defeat. He said the unnatural alliance of the opposition would die soon.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Thursday presided over a meeting at his office here to review measures taken for prevention of crops from locusts attack in Bahawalpur division.
While giving directions for taking all-possible preventive measures for countering the attack, he said that the departments concerned should remain alert in Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan districts to save the crops.
He said aerial spray should be done for controlling the locusts attack and said that helicopter should be hired to expand scope of aerial spray. The spray through vehicles should be further accelerated, he added.
Surveillance should be conducted on daily basis and a campaign should be carried out against the attack on crops.
He said that more pesticides should be imported according to the need and speedy measures be taken after getting support from the federal government in this regard.
The CM said that field officers should discharge their duties efficiently and the control room established at central and district levels should keep a check on the situation round-the-clock.
The DG PDMA gave the briefing about the measures taken for protecting crops from locusts’ attack. Chief Secretary SMBR, Principal Secretary to CM, Secretary Agriculture, Secretary to CM (Coordination), DG PDMA and others were present.
Commissioners of Bahawalpur, DG Khan and Multan divisions participated through video link.