The seventh meeting of the provincial cabinet was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi in which many important decisions were taken.
Addressing the meeting Pervaiz Elahi said that the Punjab government was doing its duty of serving the people well and will remain united. He said that Imran Khan was their leader and they’ll respond to his voice. He said that the alliance of PTI and PML-Q will remain strong.
The Chief Minister further said that every attempt to create cracks in the alliance will fail as before, their alliance was for the service of the people and no conspiracy could stop them from serving the people of Punjab.
The Punjab Cabinet has approved the recruitment of 25,000 teachers in the School Education Department. In the meeting of the Punjab Cabinet, Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said that the request for recruitment of teachers was made by Malala Yousafzai in the meeting.
The cabinet also approved the Punjab Public Defender Service Bill, 2022 for free legal aid. The Chief Minister said that the Punjab government would provide free legal aid to the people with fewer resources, new opportunities for 1,000 jobs would be created and justice would be ensured for the common man.
The cabinet approved extending the scope of the solar pumps program for farmers across the province. Pervaiz Elahi said that the program of supply of solar pumps will develop the agricultural sector, and water supply to the farmer will be ensured which will increase agricultural production.
The Punjab Cabinet also approved the provision of additional resources for the Annual Development Program 2022-23. The Chief Minister said that in a few months the volume of the Annual Development Program of Punjab has increased by Rs50 billion, and the volume of the annual development program has increased from Rs685 billion to Rs726 billion.
The cabinet also approved amendments to the Public Sector Universities Act, 2022 for the tenure of VCs of public sector universities.
Approval was also given to give power to the Higher Education Department to appoint principals up to grade 19 in government colleges.
The Punjab cabinet also approved the purchase of 300 eco-friendly hybrid buses in Lahore.
Pervaiz Elahi said that Rs15 billion will be spent on the purchase of 300 eco-friendly buses, separate bus stops will be built for women in Lahore, and separate buses will be run.
The Punjab cabinet also approved the release of a grant of Rs270 million for the bar associations.
The cabinet also approved an honorarium for the security personnel working in the Chief Minister’s Office.