Punjab cabinet approves leasing of state land for the President of the gulf state
LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over the 39th cabinet meeting at CM Office on Thursday.
The meeting gave approval to further extend the lease of state land in Cholistan and Rahim Yar Khan on previous rates to the President of UAE. This initiative of the Punjab cabinet will further strengthen the ties between both the countries.
The meeting gave principle approval of Rs five billion loan to the Ravi Urban Development Authority for acquiring the land.
Moreover, the meeting also approved for providing state land for the master plan of Ravi River Front Urban Development Project. Authority will present its business plan and financial model for this purpose.
LDA Chairman Rashid Aziz and Vice Chairman Sheikh Muhammad Imran gave a briefing to the cabinet about Ravi River Front Urban Development Project. The cabinet simplified the long process of issuance of NOCs for installing petrol pumping in the province by reducing the issuance period from 90 days to 30 days.
The Punjab cabinet, under 3 per cent special quota for visually impaired persons has also approved to give special relaxation in upper age limit in the employment. The Punjab cabinet again rejected the proposal of getting charges in major hospitals.