LAHORE    -   Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Sunday accorded a principal approval to project for provision of gas to villages and industries with the cooperation of private sector.

The CM said that LNG Easy Private Limited would provide  gas to villages and industries of Punjab, while provincial government would assist the LNG Easy Private Limited in the rural gasifi­cation programme. He added that promotion of green fuel would end environmental pollution in the province. He stated that long overdue demand of the people would be fulfilled by providing gas in the villages with the cooperation of a private sector. Parvez said, “It is our priority to provide environment-friendly green fuel to the people of Punjab.” On this occasion, LNG Easy Private Lim­ited CEO Mian Yasir Hamid said that practice of cutting down trees and burning wood would end with the provision of gas in the villages. He said that using LNG during cooking would not have any harmful effects to human health. He said that gas for cooking would be supplied to houses through LNG Gas Grid. Former Principal Secretary to CM GM Sikandar, Secretary Energy, Chief Oper­ating Officer LNG Private Limited Brigadier (retd) Omar Ijaz, GM Operations Fahd Hameed and of­ficials concerned were also present.

CM EXPRESSES SATISFACTION OVER ARRANGEMENTS ON CHEHLUM

Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi on Sunday expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements being made for the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain R.A across Punjab, includ­ing Lahore. The chief minister himself oversaw the security arrangements being made on the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) till late at night and reviewed the arrangements being made for the facilitation of Azadaron. Pervez Elahi kept himself posted of every moment about the arrangements being made for the security of pro­cessions and Majalis. He remained in contact with the concerned officials till late at night and issued necessary directions in this regard. He stated that by the grace of Allah Almighty and by dint of doing unceasing hard work by the police, administra­tion and the concerned departments enabled us to maintain peace across the province.

The CM lauded the Cabinet Committee for law and order along with the political and the admin­istrative team on performing commendable du­ties and paid them well done in compliment