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Minister for Special Education Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Akhlaq has said that in light of the directives of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, special education department is being adapted to the new requirements. The first Punjab Special Education Policy has been finalized which will be implemented soon after the approval of the Cabinet. He expressed these views while addressing a function at a local hotel on the eve of World Day of Special Persons. The event was jointly sponsored by Special Education Department Punjab and Shadaab Training Institute.  Secretary Special Education Punjab  Javed Iqbal Bukhari, DG Pervaiz Iqbal, Deputy Head of DFID Cammy William, Special Children, their parents and senior officers of the department were present in the event. Special initiatives were announced by the SED for the education, training and health care of the special people, including the launch of the first Punjab special education policy, 1162 helpline for the special people, teacher attendance biometric system and an App for special children's admission and parental guidance were introduced. DG Special Education sheds light on the key features of the first Punjab Special Education Policy. Expressing concern over the performance of the department, Secretary Special Education Javed Iqbal Bukhari expressed his commitment that Special Education Department would be gradually developed in accordance with modern facilities and modern requirements. Addressing the ceremony, Special Education Minister said that actual work has now begun for the rehabilitation and care of special people in Punjab. The Minister said that special people own immense potential, if they are given the opportunity to move forward, they can do a lot. These people need our love and attention, not sympathy, he added.  Chaudhry Muhammad Akhlaq said that any previous government did not try to even compile accurate data about this very sensitive and large segment of the society. We have to make policies tailored to their future needs. He said that map of commercial building or plaza should not be approved in accordance with the law of 1981 in which special facilities for special persons are not provided.  Strict implementation of this law must be imposed. Special children presented a variety of programmes, during the event.


Provincial Minister for Revenue Malik Muhammad Anwar met with seven member World Bank delegation headed by Dong Kyu Kwak in the committee room at new Minister Block in which officers of Punjab Land Record Authority, Board of Revenue and other concerned officers participated. Matters pertaining to digitalization of Punjab Urban Land Record and development targets were being discussed in detail on this occasion. The delegation presented different proposals and recommendations for setting up state-of-the-art comprehensive system and also durable land record management system. Detailed discussions also took place regarding revenue matters of urban areas. Malik Muhammad Anwar while expressing his views on this occasion said that we highly appreciate technical assistance given World Bank for urban land record digitalization. The World Bank delegation welcomed the steps taken by Punjab government for this purpose. Provincial Minister said that effective steps are being taken by Punjab government for improving revenue system in the province. He further said that under this step citizens will be facilitated for obtaining land record in 3000 branches of 30 private banks. Punjab Land Record Authority besides correcting the ownership land record of more than five crore fifty lac of Punjab Land Record Authority is also providing services to more than forty lac consumers on annual basis. Likewise, overseas Pakistanis will also be able to obtain property documents through online service. By abolishing conventional Patwar system, Patwari will be introduced as village officer. Declaring Pakistan economic outlook stable and consistent by international credit rating agency manifests its trust in government sincere efforts and commitment. PTI government is vigorously treading on its economic agenda in order to ensure equal and durable economic progress of the country, concluded Malik Muhammad Anwar.


Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar on the eve of World Computer Literacy Day in his message said that that PTI government pledges its determination to make every citizen of Punjab computer literate. Information technology is evitable need of the hour. It is not possible to step into modern age without attaining computer literacy, he added. Without increasing computer literacy rate, youth cannot fulfill their dreams. Current century after passing through evolutionary stage of information technology have entered into artificial intelligence period. It is the determination of PTI government to make every child and every elder computer literate, he maintained. PTI government by digitalizing land record authority is getting the public rid of patwar culture and will stretch the scope of e-libraries across the whole province gradually. Youth can earn lacs of dollars after getting proficiency in information technology by simply sitting in their homes, concluded Usman Buzdar.


Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that those who are practicing the politics of chaos are not sincere with the country and the nation. Such elements have been exposed to the people. Pakistani nation has rejected such elements forever which have desire to create anarchy in the country. He further maintained that such elements should regains their senses in the better interest of the country. Usman Buzdar said that rejected politicians should read the writing on the wall and should shun the negative politics. Development of the country and prosperity of the people is of top priority of the present government. He said that the PTI’s government has pull the country out form economic crisis and the government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, will fulfill all the promises made with the people. In a statement issued here today, the Chief Minister said that government has put the country towards right direction and it is moving towards durable development under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said that some elements do not want the country heading towards development. People of the Pakistan have given five years mandate to PTI and government will complete its tenure. He said that those who are hatching conspiracies for destabilizing the country will not be succeeded. He said that those who are yearned for the clash between the institutions have to cut a sorry figure. All institutions are on one page for the progress of the country. He said that corruption of the previous governments made all the institutions insolvent. Prime Minister Imran Khan has unveiled the giants of corruption and country will be free from corruption under his leadership.


A delegation of investors of United Arabs Estates led by former ambassador UAE Darwaish Almansoori called on Provincial Minister for Industries & Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal here at the office Punjab Board of Investment & Trade. Investment opportunities in various sectors of Punjab were discussed in the meeting. Investors of UAE expressed interest in establishing furniture making unit in Punjab while talking to the delegation, Provincial Minister has said that Punjab has become attractive place for local and foreign investment due to the investment friendly environment. New industrial estates and special economic zones are being set up on the thousands of acres of land. Infrastructure of international standard is being provided in these industrial estates and special economic zones. Provincial Minister said that there is vast scope of investment in furniture industry. We will welcome the investment of UAE investors in furniture making sector. UAE investors should establish furniture making units, the government will provide place in special economic zones for this purpose. Punjab Board of Investment and Trade will provide every possible cooperation to them, he added. Mian Aslam Iqbal said that it is top most priority of the Punjab government to bring new investment in province. The purpose of establishing new industrial estates and special economic zones is to accelerate the industrialization. More than 1 billion dollars investment has been made in Faisalabad industrial zone and billions of dollars agreements have been singed with foreign companies. CEO Punjab Board of Investment and Trade and other concerned officers were also present in the meeting.  

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