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CM announces Rs30bn employment scheme

LAHORE: Announcing to hold meetings with presidents of all chambers of commerce and industries in Punjab, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said on Monday that the government has started an employment scheme with Rs 30 billion and new parking plazas will also be constructed in the provincial metropolis on need bases.

During a meeting with the President of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry Mian Nouman Kabeer, Senior Vice President Rahman Aziz and Vice President Harris Attique, the CM assured to resolve genuine demands of the industrialists and reiterated that the government was business-friendly and his doors are open to them. Consultations with the business community will continue to resolve their issues, he said. “The CM’s Office will take necessary steps to solve the issues of the business community while providing every possible facility to them.”

The CM maintained that the new development projects have been started in Lahore with billions of rupees and the issuance of NOC has been made simple to set up new factories. He added that inspector-fewer regimes have ensured more facilities for the industrialists. Special technology zone and new small industrial estates will be developed in Lahore. The CM said that the water rate for industries in Lahore will be reviewed.

Mian Nouman Kabeer appreciated the steps for providing a business-friendly atmosphere. Durable steps have been taken to develop the city of Lahore and we are thankful to you for assuring to solve our problems, he added.

Moreover, talking to former federal minister and PTI leader Chaudhry Nouraiz Shakoor, the CM said that no one will be allowed to obstruct the development journey. The government will ensure that every district is developed through a district development package valuing Rs.360 billion, he asserted.

On the other hand, the CM chaired a meeting held to review matters pertaining to Border Military Police (BMP) and Baloch Levies. The meeting decided to hand over the command of Baloch Levies to the Punjab police officer. It further decided to improve the organizational potential of BMP and Baloch Levies to better serve the locals.

The CM directed to early complete the recruitment process in BMP in a transparent manner. The BMP and Baloch Levies will be given professional training to protect the people living in tribal areas of DG Khan and Rajanpur, he said. Their infrastructure will also be improved along with the provision of modern weaponry, he continued.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

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