Cabinet decides to dissolve market committees in Punjab

Approves amendments to Police Rules, 1934 8Management of Shahi Fort given to WCLA

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The 14th meeting of the provincial cabinet was held on Thursday at the Chief Minister’s Office under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi. In the meeting, it was decided to dissolve all the market committees of Punjab.

It was also decided to give age relaxation in recruitment to the children of police officers and personnel martyred or died during their service. The Cabinet approved amendments in the Police Rules, 1934 in this regard.

Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has instructed the provincial ministers to visit Dar al-Shafaqat, jails and hospitals on Eid holidays and asked them to share the joy of Eid with the less fortunate. This is your real Eid, he stated. The Cabinet gave conditional approval to transfer the administrative control of Shala Mar Bagh, Qutbuddin Aibak Minar, Shahdara Complex including Tomb of Jahangir, Tomb of Nur Jahan, Tomb of Asif Jah and Akbari Sarai to the Walled City of Lahore Authority.

It was also approved to give the complete management of the Shahi Fort to the Walled City of Lahore Authority. The cabinet expressed its gratitude to caretaker chief minister Mohsin Naqvi and to the efforts of Secretary Finance for the record reduction of Rs 18 billion in markup for food operations.

In the cabinet meeting, funds of 200 million rupees were approved to meet the operational expenses of 5 tehsil headquarters hospitals of Lahore under the management of Rajab Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust. Sargodha Medical College and Nawaz Sharif Medical College Gujrat were approved for affiliation with the University of Health Sciences. It was approved to form the technical committee of Punjab Agriculture Food and Drug Authority. The Committee shall determine the procedure and eligibility criteria for recruitment to the posts of authority. The issuance of the ordinance notification of Multan University of Science and Technology was approved.

The appointment of Bilal Feroze as Chief Executive Officer of Lahore Parking Company and the appointment of Javed Badar as Chairman of Punjab Revenue Authority was approved. Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi directed to reduce expenses for participation in Quetta Games. The reconstitution of the Punjab Film Censor Board was approved in the meeting, with Tauqir Ahmad Nasir as the chairman. Inspector General of Police Dr. Usman Anwar gave a briefing on the security plan for Chand Raat and Eid-ul-Fitr.

He said that additional police force has been deployed at bazaars, markets and shopping centers. Provincial Ministers, Advisors, CS, IG Police and concerned officials attended the meeting.