CM announces to carve out new administrative units

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Buzdar vows to stand with PM Imran

AMRAIZ KHAN

Carving out of three new districts and two tehsils has been principally approved in the province. Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar revealed during an informal conversation with the journalists that an in-principle decision has been reached to split Lahore into two districts.

Similarly, hill station Murree and tehsil Taunsa Sharif would be given the status of the district, he mentioned. A total of two new tehsils would also be carved out in Rawalpindi, he added.

The new districts would be established for public welfare and improving governance; he said and disclosed the government was working on it for a long period of time.

The committee constituted for this purpose has put forth its recommendations and approval has also been granted to reserve a 20 % quota for girls from backward areas in nursing colleges to improve their employment opportunities; he added and announced to increase the annual LPC grant to Rs20 million in response to the question of a journalist.

Meanwhile, Different parliamentarians including Dr Akhtar Malik, Khayal Ahmad Kastro, Ashraf Rind, Niaz Ahmad, Amir Nawaz Chandia and others met with Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office.

Talking on this occasion, the CM emphasised that Prime Minister Imran Khan was fighting a battle for the survival of the country. Imran Khan has taught the nation to live honourably and leaders like him are the pride of the nation; he said and repeated that the party was firmly united under the leadership of PM Imran Khan. We are, undauntedly, standing behind our leader and every conspiracy would be foiled, he stressed.

The PTI-led government would continue the journey of public service under PM Imran Khan while I’d continue to serve as his lieutenant, concluded Usman Buzdar.

 

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