Punjab cabinet meeting: Important decisions taken

Punjab cabinet meeting: Important decisions taken

*LAHORE: The Punjab cabinet meeting here on Friday approved funds worth Rs.5 billion to Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency for Prime Minister’s Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme.*

The provincial cabinet meeting was held today with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar in the chair. According to a statement released from his office, the meeting decided to abolish the Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Authority (PIDA) Act, 1997 and to setup Khal Panchayat Authority.

CM Usman Buzdar said, “Every grain of wheat will be purchased during the wheat procurement campaign and farmers will be given every facility at the procurement center.”

He said that the farmers’ rights would be fully protected and the complete reward of their hard work would be given to them.

On the occasion, the chief minister directed the SMDR to give final shape to the assistance package at the earliest. The meeting gave approval to the demands of the Food Department in supplementary budget grants for the financial year 2018-19.

It was also decided to set up a waste management company in DG Khan and the establishment of the same was approved by the cabinet.