337 Sahulat Bazaars to be Established Across Punjab

LAHORE, Jun 22 (APP): CM Usman Buzdar chaired 46th provincial cabinet meeting where he approved to set up 337 Sahulat Bazaars across the province. It was decided in the meeting that 10kg flour will be provided for Rs 430 while fruits, vegetables, pulses, rice and other basic eatables will be available at subsidized rates. 

In the meeting, provincial sports infrastructure was discussed along with the approval to establish a sports fund under sports policy 2020, along with sports academies.

According to the policy, insurance scheme and sports medicines will be prioritized.

1400 sports grounds will be established in more than 200 villages and other areas of the province.

The CM directed the cabinet to take every step to promote sports culture in the province.

Drainage and Users Act 2021 was approved for the betterment of Irrigation across Punjab.

This act will also help in the construction of new dams, improvement in groundwater recharge and dam safety. The Agri tube wells will be registered to maintain underground water level.

A committee was constituted to submit recommendations regarding affiliation with public sector institutions under Private Sector Universities/Institutions Punjab 2021.

It was also approved in the meeting to remove contradicting sections of contract appointment policy 2004 for recruitment after reaching the age of superannuation.

Ban has been imposed on using PCP airgun/ CO-II airgun/ silenced airgun in Section-9 of Punjab Wildlife Amendment Act 2007 and airgun with more than 800 meters per second velocity for hunting purposes.

Amendment in Punjab Industries (Control on Establishment and Enlargement) Ordinance 1963 was approved along with the decision to present PPSC report 2020 before Punjab assembly.

The Punjab Travel Agencies Rules 2021, Punjab Hotel and Restaurant Rules 2021 and Punjab Tourist Guide Rules 2021 were also approved in the meeting.

The CM said the budget 2021-22 was not a detail of figures but a comprehensive road-map for composite development.
Provincial ministers, advisors, special assistants, chief secretary and others attended the meeting.