Work on South Punjab province to start from April 1
Lahore: Provincial Minister of Law and Social Welfare Raja Basharat has said that important decisions have been taken during the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar. These decisions include coping with coronavirus disease (COVID-19), official wheat procurement, issuance of number plates, and South Punjab province besides many more.
While holding a press conference with other provincial ministers, Raja Basharat explained the details of the decisions taken during the cabinet meeting. He said that the Chief Minister has started implementing the promise made with the masses by Prime Minister Imran Khan to set up South Punjab province.
He explained that the process will take place in different phases. During the first phase, the Additional IG, Additional Chief Secretary and Special Secretaries of other departments will start working officially at Multan and Bahawalpur from the 1st of April.
Raja Basharat stated that effective policy would be chalked out to garner the support of opposition parties for getting the bill approved for setting up South Punjab province in Punjab Assembly, he added. He also said that many important decisions will be made in coming days with regard to removing deprivations of South Punjab and matters pertaining to budget and development projects