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Monday July 15, 2024

Cabinet committee reviews Muharram security in DGK

By Our Correspondent
July 10, 2024
Minister and Chairman Cabinet Committee Khawaja Salman Rafique chairs a cabinet committee on law and order meeting to review arrangements for Muharram processions and Majalis in DG Khan division on July 9, 2024. — Screengrab via Facebook/Khawaja Salman Rafique
 Minister and Chairman Cabinet Committee Khawaja Salman Rafique chairs a cabinet committee on law and order meeting to review arrangements for Muharram processions and Majalis in DG Khan division on July 9, 2024. — Screengrab via Facebook/Khawaja Salman Rafique

LAHORE:Cabinet committee on law and order on Tuesday reviewed arrangements for Muharram processions and Majalis in DG Khan division.

Finance Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rahman, Transport Minister Bilal Akbar Khan and Agriculture Minister Ashiq Hussain Kirmani attended the meeting, which was chaired by Minister and Chairman Cabinet Committee Khawaja Salman Rafique. Additional IG South Punjab, Commissioner and RPO DG Khan briefed the committee on the arrangements.

He said security arrangements for all 1,359 processions and 4,649 Majlis in DG Khan division have been completed.

Orders have also been issued for restricting 159 scholars and Zakirs. Khawaja Salman Rafique said the cabinet committee is going to the divisional headquarters across Punjab to review arrangements. Extraordinary security arrangements are being made during Muharram. Proper implementation of SOPs issued by the Home Department should be ensured. Peace Committees should play a dynamic and positive role throughout Punjab.

The Central Control Room established in Punjab Home Department is receiving reports from across the province, he said. MNA Sardar Ahmed Khan Leghari, Sardar Osama Leghari and Sardar Abdul Qadir Khosa participated in the briefing.

Students’ internship programme launched at PA

Under the leadership of Punjab Assembly Speaker Malik Muhammad Ahmad, an inaugural session of an internship programme organised by the Parliamentary Development Unit (PDU) was held at the Punjab Assembly. Addressing the interns, the speaker said that this programme will provide young people with an opportunity to observe and learn about the parliamentary system.

Just like students worldwide, students from Punjab will also be able to intern in the legislative assembly, Malik Ahmad said and added this programme will help bring the younger generation closer to the legislative process. The first session of the internship programme includes students from Punjab University, Government College University Faisalabad, Lahore

University of Management Sciences, Information Technology University, and the University of London. During the eight-week internship, students will work in collaboration with various

departments, including a research centre.