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Punjab Cabinet approves issuance of 'Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Kisan Card'

Agrees to allocate Rs10 billion seed money for CBDA to establish Nawaz Sharif IT City

By News Desk

April 30, 2024 03:57 PM


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The 6th meeting of the Punjab Cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif gave in-principle approval for the issuance of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Kisan Card on Tuesday. According to the 24News HD TV channel, the Punjab Cabinet also agreed to allocate Rs10 billion seed money to the Central Business District Authority (CBDA) for the establishment of the Nawaz Sharif IT City in Lahore.
The Punjab Cabinet agreed to assign the powers of enforcement of Section 144 to the Deputy Commissioner in the province. It also approved the appointment of ADC in place of ADCR in local bodies until the election of public representatives.
The cabinet approved the restoration of free medicine supply for cancer patients and the recruitment of Allied Health Professionals on a contract basis for the Department of Specialties and Healthcare Medical Department, Teaching Hospitals and other field offices.
The cabinet approved the extension of the contract of the employees of IRMNCH and Nutrition Program of the Department of Primary and Secondary Health Care. The Cabinet approved the extension of contract placement in Directorate of Monitoring and Evaluation, DGHS Punjab, Lahore and the extension of the contract of 14 employees of the Reconciliation Cell of the Department of Energy.
The cabinet has approved the foreign direct investment of 350 million dollars in the cement plant project of Chua Saidan Shah area of Chakwal district, NOC for setting up 3 new cement plants and expanding four cement plants and naming the Small Industrial State Road from Allied Moor in Faisalabad as Captain Dr. Muhammad Bilal Khalil Shaheed Road.
The cabinet approved the request for direct outlet for supply of water to soda ash plant from Mahajir branch canal Fatehpur Mehra district Khushab and the formation of a high-level committee to deal with smog.
The Cabinet approved the annual calendar of the first parliamentary year of the Punjab Assembly and
The Cabinet approved the negotiations regarding the proposed outcomes of the Education Quality and Access Project and the establishment of a search committee for the appointment of Vice Chancellors in universities.
The Cabinet also approved 75% to 80% for the Vice-Chancellor candidates to qualify for the interview.
The cabinet approved funds for the financial assistance of Rs one million per house to people affected by landslides in Parina village of Murree.
The Cabinet agreed to make water supply and drainage projects in Punjab subject to the permission of the Local Government Department and to fix the platinum category number plate fee at 10 lakhs for the vehicle.
The cabinet agreed to audit the performance of each ministry of Punjab.
In the cabinet meeting, CM Maryam Nawaz ordered to strictly implement the ban on one dish in wedding ceremonies across Punjab.
The cabinet meeting was also briefed about the Nawaz Sharif IT City that the project will be launched in May and 10 towers will be built in it.
Provincial Ministers, Advisors, Chief Secretary, IG Punjab Police, Secretaries and other officers attended the meeting.

Reporter: Rao Dilshad Hussain


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