CHICHAWATNI: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar inaugurated wheat harvesting campaign at Chak 69/12-L Kamand Chichawatni on Tuesday.
He launched the campaign by cutting wheat plants with traditional sickle and thresher.
Addressing the wheat harvesting campaign, he expressed that rumors of changing CM Punjab are baseless as the parliamentary leaders have shown full confidence in me. Those who will not show performance will go home, he added.
He further said “I am real servant of people of Punjab”, adding that a comprehensive plane is being implemented to develop South Punjab.
Buzdar said that water canal issue will be resolved in the province.
He said the present government is providing more funds for provision of water to farmers.
Chief Minister Sehat Insaf Card is being distributed and the government will provide Ramzan Package -2019 across the province.
Buzdar said the government will buy all wheat from farmers and Rs130 billion for this purpose have been allocated
LHC verdict about Model Town JIT challenged in SC
LAHORE: An appeal has been filed in the Supreme Court (SC) Lahore Registry challenging suspension of notification for new joint investigation team (JIT), formed to probe 2014-Model Town incident, by the Lahore High Court (LHC).
The appeal was filed by Bisma Amjad, the daughter of Tanzila Amjad, who was killed in the Model Town incident, through her counsel Muhammad Azhar Siddique.
The appellant submitted that an LHC full bench had suspended the notification for new Model Town JIT and stopped it from work. She submitted that the bench was not empowered to stop the team from investigations, as per law.
She argued that the new JIT had completed the investigations and it was ready to compile its final report. If the JIT is not allowed to complete its work then Model Town accused could not be punished, she added.
She pleaded with the court to set aside the LHC verdict.
It is pertinent to mention here that an LHC bench had suspended a notification for formation of new JIT, by a two to one majority vote, on petitions assailing the new JIT, on March 22.
The current JIT was constituted after a five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court disposed of a Suo Motu notice on 5th December 2018, after the Punjab government informed that a new JIT would be formed to investigate the Model Town case.
The suo moto notice was taken on an application of Bisma Amjad. She had requested for formation of a new JIT to probe the killing of workers of the PAT and Idara Minhajul Quran.
Model Town incident took place on June 17, 2014, in which 14 people were killed and 100 others injured after police launched an assault on PAT supporters in Model Town, Lahore.
A JIT was also formed in 2014 which conducted and finalized its investigation in May 2015. The JIT had cleared Shehbaz Sharif and Rana Sanaullah and dismissed all charges leveled against them in the FIR.
Chief Secretary orders restoration of MKDA
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar today ordered the restoration of the Murree-Kahuta Development Authority (MKDA) & issued directions to relevant departments in this regard.
Presiding over a meeting here at Civil Secretariat, he said that Punjab government was following a comprehensive agenda of development. He mentioned that the restoration of MKDA would not only ensure rapid development in the area but also help resolve people’s problems.
He asserted that the promotion of tourism and development of tourists areas were among priorities of the provincial government. The Chief Secretary directed the departments concerned to extend full cooperation for making MKDA functional.
The meeting also reviewed establishment Kohsar University Murree. It was briefed that the Higher Education Departments had sent a summary suggesting establishments of the university at Punjab House Murree or any other government building. The final decision regarding the university would be taken at a meeting to be chaired by Chief Secretary Punjab this week. The meeting was attended by MNA Sadaqat Ali Abbasi, secretaries of different departments including local government, law, tourism, and higher education.
Govt striving to facilitate people: Buzdar
SARGODHA: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar Tuesday said that government is struggling hard and taking revolutionary steps to facilitate the general public.
Buzdar paid surprise visit to Ramazan Bazaar Shaheen Chowk Sargodha and checked various stalls and directed the administration for providing necessities of life to the consumers at subsidized rates.
Chief Minister strictly directly the district administration for taking action against the black marketers and hoarders.
He said that Punjab government had started mega operation against power theft in the province for uninterrupted power supply during the holy month of Ramazan.
Earlier, the Chief Minister visited the District Jail Sargodha and inquired the Jail Superintendent Anjum Shah about the problems of prisoners regarding sanitation, health, food and especially the under aged prisoners in jail.
Chief Minster also announced two-months remission of sentence to prisoners on Eid involved in minor cases.
On this occasion Provincial Minister Ansar Majeed Niazi, Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and others higher authorizes were along with the chief minister.