Usman Buzdar okays biometric verification for vehicle registration Also thumbs up to spadework on four small dams in Koh-e-Suleman area


Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday gave a go-ahead to the launch of a biometric verification system for new registration and transfer of ownership of vehicles in the province.
The approval came during a high-level meeting presided over by the chief minister. An amendment will be brought to Punjab Vehicles Rules 1969 to pave the way for registration and transfer of ownership of vehicles through the biometric verification system. Speaking on the occasion, CM Buzdar said citizens will not have to visit the Excise and Taxation Department to have their cars registered for the government is going to upgrade the registration system on modern lines.
Denizens will now be able to get their vehicles registered after biometric verification at the offices of Nadra and the Excise and Taxation department as well as at authorised dealers’ showrooms, he said.
The CM said they can also keep a track of the verification process on their mobile phones.
He said the government will also speed up the process of issuance of number plates of vehicles and added it faced hardships due to the non-availability of number plates but this issue will soon be sorted out.
On the other hand, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar gave in-principle approval to initiating spadework on four small dams in Koh-e-Suleman area for saving hill-torrents’ water.
He chaired a meeting at his office in which secretary irrigation apprised the CM about different matters relating to the construction of small dams. The CM stated that the Punjab government is pondering over different options for small dams as such water reservoir facility is need of the hour.
The abundance of hill-torrents’ water is wasted every year and the project will help to save this natural resource for different purposes. People of backward areas will also get clean drinking water; he added and further stated that technical study was underway in the first phase.
Provincial Minister Hafiz Mumtaz Ahmed, Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D, secretaries of finance and irrigation departments and others attended the meeting.
Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar will preside over special provincial cabinet meeting on Wednesday (today). Two years performance report will be presented in the meeting which will be attended by ministers, advisors, special assistants, Chief Secretary and administrative secretaries.
The Punjab government will present its two years performance report at a ceremony to be held at 90-Shara-e-Quaid-i-Azam tomorrow. Provincial Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht will dilate on two years performance of government departments. Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar will be the chief guest and will also address to ceremony.
Provincial Ministers, secretaries and concerned authorities will attend the ceremony. Usman Buzdar said that merit, transparency and supremacy of law have been ensured in the province. He said that positive results have been yielded as a result of zero-tolerance policy of the government against corruption.

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