Punjab cabinet approves wheat purchase policy

LAHORE      -        Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi presided over 8th Cabinet meeting at Chief Minister Office on Saturday which made decisions to promote merit in the province and elimination of recommendation culture by relaxing rules in the departments and declaring null and void the decision to make inductions through departmental committees. The Punjab Cabinet granted approval for wheat purchase policy for 2023- 2024.

The wheat purchase campaign will start from 10th of March across Punjab and the Punjab government will purchase 35 lac metric tonnes of wheat.395 centres will be set up to purchase wheat across the province. Caretaker CM Mohsin Naqvi directed the Cabinet Standing Committee for Wheat to review wheat purchase campaign on daily basis. It was decided to give a mega relief to the male and female students travelling on Metro Bus service and Orange Line Metro Train during the meeting.The male and female students will be provided free travel facilities on the Metro Bus service and Orange Line Metro Train.Caretaker CM Mohsin Naqvi directed Transport department to submit a summary at the earliest to provide free travel facility to the male and female students.

The Cabinet sought a plan to run Metro Bus service at 6:00 am in the morning instead of 6:30 am in the morning.Caretaker CM Mohsin Naqvi remarked that thousands of labourers travel on the Metro Bus service and are supposed to reach at their place of work at 7:00 am.

Thousands of labourers will be able to reach their destination points on time. Approval was granted during the meeting for a plan to reduce rupees 300 billion in the circular debt with regard to food operation of Food Department.

A Ministerial Committee has been constituted to review reduction of non -AC public transport fares. Approval was granted during the meeting to establish a Joint Coordination Committee for Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Murree Approval was also granted of three years audit reports of Punjab governments accounts by the Auditor General Of Pakistan.

Approval was granted for the appointment of the post of Vice Chancellor Lahore Garrison university. Provincial Ministers, Chief Secretary, Inspector General of Police and concerned officials attended the meeting.Provincial Minister Bilal Afzal and Secretary Information attended the meeting via video link. ppp seeks applications for punjab polls The Pakistan People’s Party-Parliamentarians (PPP-P) has sought applications from potential candidates for the award of tickets for general elections in Punjab.

PPP Central Punjab Acting Chairman Rana Farooq Saeed has sought applications from aspirants of party tickets and instructed them to submit their requests in the name of the party president along with a bank draft of Rs30,000. The application should reach the party’s Central Punjab Secretariat 158-C, model town by March 8. Furthermore, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who is in Lahore for another two days, has instructed his party leadership to complete preparations for elections in the province by next week. The development came a day after President Alvi announced April 30 as the date for elections in Punjab. “President Dr Arif Alvi has announced to hold general elections of Punjab Assembly on April 30, Sunday,” tweeted the President’s

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