SACM says govt striving to provide relief to public under Ramazan package

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Amraiz Khan

Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday said that the Punjab government is working to provide relief to the people under the Ramazan package while ensuring strict implementation of price control mechanism.

SACM Dr Firdous said that Chief Minister Usman Buzdar is actively working to monitor the situation of demand and supply of edibles to provide benefits to the masses.

She said the CM has directed to contact flour mills associations to stabilize the price of flour.

The government has conducted 31 thousand raids, registered more than two thousand cases and five crore rupees fine is also imposed on the violators of the law, she further said.

The Special Assistant asserted that the former DG FIA Bashir Memon is levelling baseless allegations against the government after failure to get choice positing.

He is trying to spread fake news and disinformation to remain alive in the media and to project him as innocent.

It is a harsh reality that the remnants of the PML-N government are conspiring against the PTI government to spread disillusionment in the people, she said.

Dr Firdous said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is leading the country according to the rules of law and is transforming every department and institution so that the people could reap the fruits of democracy but it is not acceptable to Maryam Safdar and her cabal.

Bashir Memon’s allegations are based on political vendetta and he is trying to defame the government, she said.

The SACM advised Maryam Safdar to realize facts as the hay days of her Papa are over and everyone is accountable to the law.

The past rulers bankrupted the economy but the PTI government is improving the affairs of the state through macroeconomic reforms which are unacceptable to Maryam Safdar and her henchmen as it will put an end to her political future, concluded the SACM.

Meanwhile, the Punjab government on Wednesday directed all public and private colleges across the province, to remain closed from tomorrow (Thursday) till the Eid holidays.

Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) has issued a notification in this regard. As per notification, “In continuation of earlier notification on 25-04-2021 & in line with the decisions of #NCOC dated 27-04-2021 all Public & Private Colleges in Punjab shall remain closed w.e.f. 29-04-2021 till Eidul Fitr 2021 holidays.”

The decision by the provincial government comes a day after Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood announced exams in Pakistan have been suspended and none will take place before June 15. The decision was taken given the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country.

The federal minister and the SAPM were holding a press conference related to Cambridge exam centres as well as the overall situation of infections in the country after attending a special session of the NCOC.

During the press conference, Mehmood had said that from April 18 (when the last meeting of the education ministry was held) until now, the number of coronavirus cases has rapidly risen, therefore, the government has decided to postpone all exams until June 15.

He had said the country seems to be headed towards a complete lockdown in areas witnessing particularly high positivity ratios.

“Exams of 9, 10, 11 and 12, which were supposed to begin from the end of May, have been delayed further,” the minister said. “No board exams will be held till mid-June (June 15).”