Chief Secretary Punjab Capt (R) Zahid Saeed has directed that all possible facilities be provided at wheat purchase centres besides ensuring that complaints about ‘bardana’ (gunny bags) are being redressed on priority basis. He was presiding over a meeting of Administrative Secretaries’ Committee at Civil Secretariat here on Monday. The meeting discussed, in detail, law and order, annual development programme, wheat procurement campaign, steps to eradicate dengue, complaints of Overseas Pakistanis Commission and other matters.
Addressing the meeting, Chief Secretary said that administrative secretaries have been assigned duties in different districts in the wheat procurement campaign, adding that there is a need to work with commitment and dedication to make wheat procurement campaign a success. He ordered that guidelines about dengue be implemented in letter and spirit and vector surveillance and other anti-dengue activities be continued throughout the province in a vigorous manner. He said that all relevant departments should play active role in enhancing awareness about dengue.
He directed the Secretary Primary Health that keeping in view past years’ experience a more effective strategy be adopted to deal with the deadly disease. He said that anti-dengue activities be expedited in the districts, which are prone to this disease.