LAHORE - A high-level meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin the other day decided that the Punjab government will provide sugar to the people at the subsidized rate of Rs 140/kg through utility stores.
According to a handout, sugar will be available at 2100 utility stores and 750 franchised utility stores across Punjab. For the sake of transparency original CNIC will have to be brought along during the purchase of sugar.
Every family will be entitled to receive 5 kg of sugar in one month.The process of provision of sugar will be launched in a few days. Federal Minister for Industries &Trade Gohar Ejaz, Provincial Ministers SM Tanveer, Ibrahim Hassan Murad, famous industrialist Fawad Mukhtar, Chief Secretary, Secretary Finance, MD Utility Stores Muhammad Ali Amir and other officials participated in the meeting.
Meanwhile, the Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi Sunday embarked on an official five-day visit to Beijing, China. At the Beijing airport, he received a warm reception from senior Chinese officials and high-ranking officers of the Pakistan Embassy. Accompanying the chief minister were the provincial ministers SM Tanveer, Amir Mir, Azfar Ali Nasir, and Ibrahim Hassan Murad, as well as the Chief Secretary, Secretary of Finance, and other officials.
The night before his departure, Acting Chinese Consul General Mr. Cao Ke bid farewell to the chief minister at Lahore Airport. CM Mohsin Naqvi expressed gratitude for this friendly gesture and reaffirmed his commitment to fostering enduring changes in Punjab’s agriculture and other sectors through collaboration with China.
Mohsin Naqvi pledged to revolutionize Punjab’s agriculture by drawing upon China’s wealth of experience. Acting Chinese Consul General Mr. Cao Ke conveyed China’s eagerness to welcome their Pakistani counterparts, emphasizing that CM Mohsin Naqvi’s visit would be highly beneficial for the people of Punjab. In Beijing, a reception dinner was hosted by the Pakistani Ambassador in honor of Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi. The official delegation from the Punjab government received a warm welcome from Pakistani Ambassador Moin-ul-Haque at the Embassy. During the event, CM Mohsin Naqvi underscored their commitment to achieving sustained progress in Punjab by learning from China’s experiences.
He highlighted Punjab’s openness and suitability for investment, mentioning streamlined processes through a one-window operation. CM Mohsin Naqvi also announced special incentives for Chinese investors interested in Punjab. Ambassador Moin-ul-Haque expressed his enthusiasm for the delegation led by CM Mohsin Naqvi from Punjab, affirming the welcoming stance of China.