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“Ramzan Contingency Plan 2019” approved

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Ramzan Contingency Plan 2019

LAHORE: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ashfaq Ahmed Chaudhry has approved “Ramzan Contingency Plan 2019” for establishing Ramzan Bazaars and shops across the district to facilitate masses.

In line with special directive of Punjab government, the DC asked officers concerned to ensure all arrangements in this connection.

He said the district administration would set up five Ramzan Bazaars in four Tehsils of the district, 76
shops and Ramzan Dastarkhawans in 28 mosques across the district.

Ramzan Bazaars would be set up at Khanewal, Mian Channu, Jahanian, Kabirwala and Abdul Hakeem to ensure availability of good quality commodities at cheaper rates.

He informed that Additional Deputy Commissioner Revenue (ADCR) Arif Zia was made focal person,
adding that “Price and Control Mechanism” would be implemented during Ramzan.

He maintained that consumer committees have been formed across the district while complaint cells were made functional at the bazaars, adding that Ramzan Bazaars would be operational from Shabaan 25 to Ramzan 29.

 

 

 

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CM Punjab rejects rumours of his removal

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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

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Hamza Shehbaz summoned by NAB in assets case today

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore has summoned Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz today in connection with a probe into his alleged assets beyond known source of income.

The PML-N leader has been directed to show up before a NAB team at 3pm at NAB’s Lahore office.

Earlier, on April 17, the NAB prosecutor had submitted the bureau’s reply in corruption cases of Ramzan Sugar Mills, Saaf Pani scam and money laundering faced by Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz.

According to corruption watchdog, Hamza chaired Saaf Pani Company meetings without having any authority. It transpired during probe that Hamza Shehbaz influenced contracts issued by the company, NAB said.

 

 

 

 

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Only 56% of women carry CNICs in in rural areas of Punjab: survey

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ISLAMABAD: A Survey conducted by Punjab Commission on Status of Women here Friday reveled that in rural areas of Punjab only 56 percent of young women have Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC).

According to a survey as compared with rural peers, urban women have 64 percent of CNICs of women age 18 years and above.

Fewer CNICs were issued to women in Punjab (41 %) as compared to men (59 %), it said.

In General Election 2018, 69 percent of all young women have voted, compared to 32 percent in the elections of 2013.

It said that 69 percent of political participation has been noted during the year 2010 to 2018 and only 39 percent of women were aware of political parties and 1.9 percent were active members of these political parties.

62 percent of young women are using cell phones in Punjab (71% urban) while 34 percent have computer literacy.

21 percent young women have access to internet and out these 82 percent participate in social media forums, it added.

Survey stressed that NADRA should actively seek to eliminate the gender gap in CNICs and voter registration through extensive outreach campaigns especially in high schools and colleges.

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