Under the aegis of Women Development Department (WDD) Punjab, training Programme of Lady Councilors at Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and other divisional levels are in full swing. Awareness about the initiatives taken for the welfare and empowerment of womenfolk under Annual Development Programme by the Punjab government are being shared by the experts. More than 3663 Women Councilors will be trained by WDD during the current financial year.
Due to the efforts made by Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab, a Saudi Arabia based expatriate has got back possession of his house worth Rs. 25 Million. Vice Chairperson OPC, Senator Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti informed in this connection that Ameen Ahsan, filed a complaint that tenant, without his consent, has further rented out his ten marla house situated in Faisal Town Lahore to someone else who has refused to vacate the house. This complaint was referred to District Overseas Pakistanis Committee (DOPC) Lahore and with the help of members of DOPC, the said house was got vacated and handed over to its owner. Shaheen Khalid Butt and Afzaal Bhatti further told that expatriate Pakistanis can contact OPC any time for rederessal of their complaints.
Provincial Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Kh. Imran Nazir, regarding the performance of drug testing laboratories, has said that 5803 samples of medicines were sent for testing from last year July 2017 to April 2018, out of which 4867 samples were passed and the ratio of success of samples remain 98 percent.
This was stated by him while presiding over a meeting of Drug Control Unit, here today. Incharge Drug Unit Muhammad Sohail Director DTL and other officers were also present on this occasion. Kh. Imran Nazir said that the main thing is this that no medicines were found spurious in these tests. Only samples of 104 medicines have been failed due to the manufacturing scientific error. Out of fail samples some are from the renowned pharmaceutical factories manufacturing medicines on large scale which is a proof of the standard of the drug testing laboratories. The Minister disclosed that 104 failed samples 84 samples are specialized health department whereas rest of the 20 samples belong to primary and secondary healthcare. No medicines of the fail samples have been given to the patients and legal action will be taken against these medicines. Moreover Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Punjab is not compromising the standard of the medicines neither any compromise would be made on the quality of medicines in future.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif presided over a high-level meeting, here today to review the overall situation of security in the province. The meeting was given briefing about the security related-arrangements. The Chief Minister issued necessary instructions to the concerned officials in this regard and said that security arrangements should be further improved. The high-officials should personally monitor the security arrangements regularly, he added. He made it clear that no leniency of any kind will be tolerated with regard to security arrangement adding that concerned agencies should perform their duties diligently. Advisor Rana Maqbool Ahmad, Chief Secretary, ACS, IG Police and concerned officials attended the meeting.
Secretary Primary & Secondary Healthcare Punjab Ali Jan Khan has directed all the Chief Executive Officers, District Officers Health and Deputy District Officers Health of all the districts to immediately start crackdown against the quacks in compliance with the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan. Ali Jan Khan further said that as and when required, the services of drugs inspectors also be utilized in this campaign.
Ali Jan Khan further said that the miscreants would not be able to hide behind any other subordinate courts orders because of Supreme Court’s clear order yesterday. He directed that that the officers should make the best use of this God gifted opportunity of crackdown against quackery. Ali Jan Khan further directed the Chief Executive Officers of Health to immediately consult concerned Deputy Commissioners and work in close liaison with the Punjab Healthcare Commission as well as respective Assistant Commissioners. Secretary Health further said that police shall also be very cooperative in the crackdown against the quacks as the honourable Court has already directed them. He said that the operation should be started from the renowned quacks having good practice and involved in usage of infusions, surgical and dental procedures. The Secretary regretted that some paramedics of government hospitals are also engaged into this practice after duty hours which are a source of embracement for the system, ensure that their practices also immediately be stopped. He said that HISDU is developing an android app and it shall be available today evening and all the raids against the quacks will be registered on this app. Secretary Health directed that all the officers should ensure 100 percent implementation on these orders without any discrimination. No negligence would be tolerated in this regard, he added.