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Rs3.225b for non-salary budget for schools released

By Our Correspondent
December 04, 2019

LAHORE:Finance Department Punjab has released non-salary budget (NSB) amounting to Rs 3.225 billion for public schools across the province.

These funds have been transferred into Special Drawing Accounts (SDAs) jointly operated by Chief Executive Officers of District Education Authorities (DEAs) and District Education Officer (DEOs) of the districts.

School Education Department has directed the CEOs to immediately disburse NSB funds to schools. blood camp: Students and faculty members of the Government College University (GCU) donated almost 100 pints of blood for the children suffering from thalassemia on the first day of a two-day blood camp held at the university here on Tuesday.

GCU Dean Faculty of Languages, Islamic & Oriental Learning Prof Dr Sultan Shah inaugurated the camp organised by the GCU’s Blood Donor Society (GCU-BDS) in collaboration with the Fatmid Foundation. Prof Dr Iqbal Shahid, Prof Siddique Awan and Advisor GCU BDS Dr Babar Naseem Aasi were also present.

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi appreciated the efforts of Blood Donor Society members that donated more than 1,600 pints of blood every year for the children suffering from different diseases including cancer. Sunglasses were gifted to the blood donors at the camp by an optical store.

training: Pakistan Red Crescent, Punjab branch, conducted two-day advanced first aid training for journalists from all over the province at a local hotel.

Journalists from electronic and print media participated in the event. The participants were given briefing and practical demonstration of handling different emergency situations like heart attack, burning, shock, bleeding, fracture and how to give cardio pulmonary resuscitation.

Pakistan Red Crescent Punjab Chairman Justice (R) Sheikh Ahmed Farooq was the chief guest of the ceremony. He said that in case of an emergency, journalists reach first at the spot to cover the incident. If journalists are well-trained in first aid, they might save lives of injured people along with their professional duty. It is also good for their own safety, he added.

He said Pakistan Red Crescent was currently running the largest programme of first aid in the country. The participating journalists said the first aid training imparted by Pakistan Red Crescent was very useful for them.

traffic issues: A delegation of Mall Road Traders Association called on the CPO Lahore at his office on Tuesday.

DIG Investigation Lahore Dr Inam Waheed and other senior officers were also present. The CCPO assured the traders that parking and other traffic-related problems on The Mall would be solved.

Meanwhile, the CCPO also visited the Police Khidmat Markaz at Liberty. He expressed his concern over shortage of counters at the Khidmat Markaz and said that the markaz would be upgraded.