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Maryam approves glasses, hearing aids for students across Punjab

Punjab CM Maryam Nawaz has approved a project to provide glasses and hearing aids to 700,000 students

By Ali Raza
May 12, 2024
Punjab CM Maryam Nawaz meets ATscale delegation on May 11, 2024. — X/@GovtofPunjabPK
Punjab CM Maryam Nawaz meets ATscale delegation on May 11, 2024. — X/@GovtofPunjabPK

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has approved a project to provide glasses and hearing aids to 700,000 students. Students in schools across Punjab will undergo medical checkups for their eyesight and hearing abilities. Those with weak eyesight and hearing will receive spectacles and hearing aids. The screening process in government and private schools across Punjab will be launched soon. The well-known institution, ATscale, will provide Rs500 million in financial assistance for this initiative.

During a meeting with the ATscale delegation, Maryam Nawaz discussed launching internet services in schools. The delegation also reviewed steps to meet the nutritional needs of schoolchildren, emphasizing the importance of collaboration with relevant departments. They agreed to enhance the capacity building of schoolteachers.

The chief minister said, “We will establish the first government school for children with autism in Punjab, setting a new standard for public service. We are launching a ‘Packet Milk Project’ and have also reinstated the ‘Free Emergency Wi-Fi Facility’ in Lahore.”

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif in a meeting with Benedik Aneselmann, Regional Executive Vice President of TUV Rheinland Company, Germany, discussed TUV Rheinland’s support for welfare projects in Punjab, such as third-party monitoring, project management, certification, and auditing of development initiatives.

Meanwhile, Maryam meet Sheikh Ahmed Dalmouk Al Maktoum of UAE royal family and discussed collaboration to transform Lahore’s real estate sector

Matters related to the digitalization of land transactions and reforms in Lahore’s real estate sector were discussed.