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Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi visited Anjuman-e-Sulemania Children Home and reviewed facilities for the needy and shelterless children at the Children Home. Mohsin Naqvi inquired from the children about the facilities being provided in the Children Home. CM Mohsin Naqvi went inside the rooms of the children and asked from them about curricular and co-curricular activities.CM Mohsin Naqvi directed to undertake medical examination of all the children from the doctors of Children Hospital.He stated that he visited Children Home few days earlier also and felt  highly remorseful after seeing plight of the children.He remarked that he felt pleased over improvement in the facilities of children being provided in the Children Home now.Mohsin Naqvi stated that the Holy Prophet SAW instructed to show love and affection with the children adding that practising the Sunnah of Holy Prophet SAW in its true spirit is a matter of great honour and pride for all of us.CM Mohsin Naqvi while talking with the children remarked that taking care of them from every aspect is a foremost responsibility of the Punjab government.


The Punjab government has decided to establish model centres in major cities for the rehabilitation of drug addicts and issued instructions to all the divisional commissioners in this regard.
The Chief Secretary Punjab issued the instruction at a meeting which was attended by the Additional Chief Secretary (Home), administrative secretaries of relevant departments including education, health, excise, social welfare, the Director ANF and officials concerned. All the Divisional Commissioners participated via video link.
The Chief Secretary directed that a management model be developed to run these centers and all the relevant departments including Social Welfare, Education and Health should work together for this purpose. The meeting also reviewed measures to prevent drug use in educational institutions. The Chief Secretary ordered the officers to continue the work of health profiling of students in educational institutions and devise an action plan with the help of the obtained data.
The Chief Secretary said that there is a need to increase awareness about the harms of drugs, adding that Imams of mosques and elders of the area can play an important role on this count. He also issued instructions to the Excise Department to enhance coordination with the anti-narcotics force (ANF) for crackdown on drug mafia.



On the directions of the caretaker Punjab Chief Minister, Mohsin Naqvi, construction work of five model cemeteries in the province will be completed by 30th of April, caretaker Local Government Minister Ibrahim Murad disclosed this on Friday. He informed that the Chief Minister had approved a sum of Rs. 400 million for this purpose besides waiving of burial charges of Rs. 10,000/ per grave in model cemeteries for the destitute persons. Ibrahim Murad said that construction work of boundary walls, prayers places and ablution areas has been geared up for making model cemeteries functional without delay. He told that four such cemeteries were being set up in Lahore while the fifth on is being built in Sialkot. The four model cemeteries in Lahore were being established on Soy Asal Bedian Road, Kahna Nao, Rai Wind Road and Ahlu Kacha Road. An average of 12,000 graves will be built in each model cemetery, he added.


Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi made an unannounced visit to Central Jail Kot Lakhpat to inspect the facilities and listen to the grievances of the detainees. During his two-hour visit, he observed several concerning issues, such as three female prisoners sharing one cot and prisoners still being held despite completing their sentences or having their appeals delayed for up to 10 years.
The CM inspected the barracks, kitchen, hospital, technical training center, and daycare center for women prisoners. He instructed the jail administration to ensure that each prisoner has their own cot and that the female prisoner, whose father passed away, is released on parole. Additionally, he ordered that the patients suffering from kidney and liver diseases be treated at the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute and the jail administration should appoint a focal person to coordinate for the treatment. He also directed the jail administration to provide care for the children of women prisoners.
The CM expressed his belief that prisoners should receive the necessary facilities as human beings. He assured that the government would take steps to release prisoners who have completed their sentences, and the judiciary would be approached to expedite the release of prisoners who have completed their sentences. The CM also called upon the deputy commissioner to regularly visit the jail and resolve any problems the prisoners may have.


Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi has ordered all necessary measures to be taken to combat dengue and coronavirus adding that a comprehensive plan should be implemented to combat dengue, and timely actions be taken while following SOPs. He also instructed that spray pumps and other equipment should be kept functional and special attention be paid to indoor and outdoor surveillance. The CM asserted that authentic data should be uploaded on the Punjab Information Technology Board's dashboard. The CBC test for dengue diagnosis will be available for Rs.95 and secretaries will be assigned to different areas to monitor the dengue control activities there.
The CM said that the situation of coronavirus in Punjab is normal, but people should take precautions to stay safe from it. Citizens who have received the second dose will be given the booster dose. He directed the formation of a cabinet sub-committee.
A meeting was held in the CM Office today which was attended by the Provincial Minister for Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education, Dr Javed Akram, the Provincial Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare, Dr Jamal Nasir, the chief secretary, Addl IG (Special Branch), secretaries of health, environment, local government, school education, auqaf departments, commissioner Lahore, DG health services Punjab, Chief Executive Officer Punjab Healthcare Commission and others attended the meeting while Dr Waseem Akram and Dr Tanveer Salam participated through video link.