Railways Minister Azam Swati has said that those looted the country are forced to stumble from pillar to post. The resignations of the opposition will be accepted immediately and elections will be held.
Talking to newsmen in Lahore, he said that when the train arrived in Lahore, the passengers said that our train arrived on time because of you, which embarrassed me. I want all the trains to reach destinations on time. Railways Minister Azam Khan Swati has said that the government is making all out efforts to bring reforms in the national institutions. He said that all old buildings of Pakistan Railways will be restored and renovated to generate revenue. The Minister said that we have set a target to transform Railways into a profitable institution within one year. He appreciated the dedication and hard work of railway employees for the progress of the department.
PBF URGES TO EXPEDITE PROGRESS IN SUGAR
Pakistan Businesses Forum (PBF) urged the departments to expedite their progress in the preview of sugar commission report, as first time government made public such type of report to address the irregularities at large scale. The PBF Vice President and FPCCI Former Chairman Standing Committee on Agriculture, Ahmad Jawad said sugar cane farmers are also eager of their stuck payments before sugar mills which is in billions in the light of sugar commission report.
Jawad said the provincial governments to remove the sugar mills illegally installed in cotton areas and restore the cotton belt as per crop zones. They also called for removing the illegal enhanced capacity of sugar mills and return them to original and approved capacity. The amount paid less to sugarcane growers in 2017-18 as well in 2019 and proved by the commission report may be recovered from the identified mills and returned to sugarcane growers, immediately.
Smart lockdown imposed in 22 areas
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to soar in Lahore, the Punjab government imposed a smart lockdown in 22 hotspot localities of the provincial capital on Saturday. The smart lockdown was imposed in parts of Nishtar and Sutlej blocks of Allama Iqbal Town and some localities in neighbourhoods like Wahdat Road, Guldasht Town, Rizwan Garden, Old Umar Khan, DHA Phase-1, 2 and 5, Askari-X, Cavalry Ground Extension, Military Accounts Society, Township, Khayaban-e- Ameen, Johar Town and Wapda Town. People’s movement in and out of these areas has been restricted.