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18/10/19

Minister for Labour and Human Resources Department Ansar Majeed Khan has said that “Kamyab Jawan Program” of Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan will be the game changer. Youth should play important role for development of the country. Modern skills labs will be established in all madaris of Pakistan. Starter Pakistan and Internship Program announcement is very good sign. Provincial Minister Ansar Majeed Khan has further said that hardworking youth can bring prosperity in the country. Corrupt family looted public money and made country bankrupt. PTI government will bring real change in the country. According to the vision of Prime Minster Imran Khan, we are trying to ensure transparency and corruption free environment in every sector.

17/10/19

A German delegation called on Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resource Ansar Majeed Khan in his office today. Commissioner Punjab Employees Social Security Institutions Saqib Manan, Country Director GIZ Company Tobias Baker and Programme Manager Labour Standards Program Romina and other officers were present on this occasion. Matters regarding Inspection Free Regime, automation, occupational safety programme, transparency and welfare of the workers came under discussion during the meeting. The Minister said that all out resources are being utilized for safeguarding the rights of industrial workers. GIZ Company is proving helpful for the various departments of Labour and Human Resource Punjab. GIZ Company can play an important role for enhancing the morale of labour inspectors. Thousands of patients can avail medical facilities form social security hospitals, he added. Commissioner PESSI Saqib Manan said that welfare of the workers are being ensured. The members of delegation said that all out cooperation will be extended with Labour and Human Resource Department.

17/10/19

Provincial Transport Department has decided to introduce famous tram service of the British era in the provincial metropolis Lahore. This avant-garde project will be jointly performed by a consortium consist of Chinese company CRSC International and Czech Republic’s Inekon Group consortium and will be completed in collaboration with Transport Department. A memorandum of understanding was signed between Transport Department and Czech Republic along with Chinese companies in a ceremony being held at Transport House today. According to the agreement, both companies will work jointly with Lahore Transport Company in order to improve public transport sector in Lahore and work on other projects as well. The modern based tram project will soon be launched in the city. In the first phase, tram will run on 30 to 35 kilometer long track on Canal Road. Representatives of Czech Republic Inekon Group Jospeh Husek and Zhang Xiao Feng of Chinese Company CRSC specially participated in the ceremony.

Provincial Transport Minister Jehanzeb Khan Khitchi while addressing the participants said that with the introduction of tram service in Lahore, thousands of passengers will be benefitted and traffic problems on Canal Road will also be reduced. This project will prove to be an important milestone in the fulfillment of the dream of making Pakistan a welfare state, he added. In order to provide general public with quality-based and environment-friendly transport facilities, benefits will be gained from the experiences of international transport models, he stated. Jahanzeb Khitchi further said that those companies launching tram service in Lahore have already introduced modern based tram services in USA, Soviet Union and in other different countries of the world. He said that different countries have shown their interest for investment in transport sector of Punjab province which gives ample proof of global trust in the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Secretary Transport Asad-ur-Rehman Gillani, Project Director Transport Planning Unit Dr Waseem and Chief Executive LTC Maryam Khawar and officers of concerned departments participated in the ceremony.

16/10/19

Provincial Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid presided over a meeting of cabinet committee at Civil Secretariat which was attended by Auqaf Minister Saeed-ul-Hassan Shah, Secretary Primary & Secondary Healthcare Capt. (R) Muhammad Usman, Commissioner and DC Lahore and concerned officials. Commissioners and DCs of different divisions and districts and CEOs attended the meeting through video link. Representatives of different government departments were also present. Health Secretary Muhammad Usman apprised the meeting about details of different anti-dengue measures.

Dr Yasmin Rashid told the participants that a visible decrease has been occurred in dengue cases because of accelerated pace of anti-dengue activities being performed in the province. She commended the Rawalpindi administration for their hard work and directed that conduction of zero-period should be ensured in educational institutions to give awareness about dengue. She said that pregnant women could be more affected by dengue; therefore, cleanliness of room coolers should be ensured. She said that more than ten thousand sanitary patrol staff has been recruited in Rawalpindi and other districts and action has been initiated for violation of dengue related SOPs. Investigations are underway against officers for showing negligence, she added. Third-party validation is being done in affected areas while a large number of patients from Islamabad are under treatment in government hospitals in Rawalpindi, concluded the minister.

15/10/19

A delegation of Canadian construction firm led by its chairman Suleyman Mufti Gil called on Punjab Housing & Urban Development Minister Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed at his office here on Tuesday and gave a briefing about the construction of low-cost houses and the detail of construction-related work done by the firm. The minister observed that the keen interest of foreign investors and construction companies in Naya Pakistan Housing Project shows their confidence on the policies of Prime Minister Imran Khan and added that Punjab government will provide every possible facility to the foreign investors in this regard. Suleyman Mufti Gil apprised the meeting about global construction experience of his firm and showed interest in the construction of houses under Naya Pakistan Housing Project. He maintained that the firm has the capability to introduce new trends of construction by using environment-friendly technologies. The minister said that feasible proposals of foreign construction companies will be welcomed with regard to construction of low-cost houses because the purpose of Naya Pakistan Housing Project is to provide quality housing facilities with less cost.  

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