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Commissioners ordered to solve problems of construction firms

By Our Correspondent
December 24, 2019

LAHORE:Punjab Chief Secretary Azam Suleman has directed all commissioners to resolve problems being faced by construction companies so that these companies could complete their projects timely by fulfilling all legal requirements, adding timely completion of these private construction projects would promote economic activities in the province.

The chief secretary presided over a meeting here on Monday to review issues of construction and fuel companies and people’s problems regarding revenue department. The meeting was attended by Senior Member Board of Revenue, Commissioner Lahore and Deputy Commissioner Lahore whereas commissioners of other divisions joined the meeting through video conferencing.

Directing officers to ensure issuance of NOCs for new petrol stations within seven days, he said the instruction is part of the government's vision to facilitate business in the province. The chief secretary directed all field officers to complete process of 'Gardavries' twice a year so that people could be provided relief by ensuring transparency.

He asked Tehsildars and Patwaris to perform their duties with better coordination. The commissioners pointed out that at present there is a shortage of Patwaris in Revenue Department. The chief secretary said that matter of recruitment of Patwaris would be taken up at the next meeting. He also directed divisional commissioners to conduct field visits regularly, keep close liaison with parliamentarians and solve people’s problems.

Students urged to serve country as per Quaid’s vision: University of Management and Technology (UMT) held a seminar at the university to celebrate the Quaid-e-Azam Day here on Monday.

According to a press release, Punjab School Education Minister Murad Raas, President UMT Ibrahim Hassan Murad, rector UMT Dr Muhammad Aslam, Dean School of Media and Communication Studies Dr Mughees ud Din Sheikh, Fareed Ahmad Paracha from JI, senior journalists Mujeebur Rehman Shami, Sohail Waraich, Salman Ghani, Salman Abid, renowned media persons and UMT students and faculty participated in this ceremony.

Murad Raas said Quaid Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a great leader and a role model for our youth. He said students should follow the leadership abilities of Quaid Azam so that they could be able to serve their country.

Ibrahim Hassan Murad said Pakistan came into being after paying a heavy price and giving sacrifices of many lives. Pakistan was the result of great vision and struggle of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, he said and added students should follow his legacy to work for the development of Pakistan.

Fareed Ahmad Paracha and rest of the speakers agreed on one point that this was not the Pakistan that Quaid-e-Azam dreamt of so we should stand together to follow the path which Muhammad Ali Jinnah had shown to us.