Chief Minister Punjab visits TT Singh, Gojra and Trimmu Head Works Jhang

Ministries Official News

Lahore, April 21, 2020 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar visited Toba Tek Singh, Gojra and Trimmu Head Works in Jhang on Tuesday. At the first leg of his visit, the CM inspected DHQ hospital and distribution of financial aid in needy women under Ehsaas Kafalat Programme in Toba Tek Singh. He also inquired the women about their problems and issued directions for the solution of difficulties faced by them. The women applicants appreciated the philanthropic work done by the PTI government saying that money has been respectably given to them. Rs 3.3 billion is distributed in more than one lakh needy persons in Toba Tek Singh district. The aid distribution is being monitored by me in the whole of the province and deserving persons will be given their right, the CM added.

 

The CM also inaugurated shelter home set up at DHQ hospital and talked to the inmates about the kind of facilities arranged for them. They apprised the chief minister that good arrangements are made and food is provided in time. Talking to them, the CM maintained that establishment of a network of shelter homes is a welfare-oriented step of the PTI government. He told that the scope of shelter homes is being extended and this facility is being arranged in hospitals where food is also provided. Meanwhile, the CM presided over a meeting at DC office to take stock of different arrangements relating to overcoming coronavirus pandemic, eradication of dengue and procurement of wheat in the district.

 

Talking with the participants, the CM continued that it is a difficult moment but the commitment of the nation is much higher. I have, so far, visited 16 districts to review the ground realities and the government has given full attention to the eradication of coronavirus, dengue and procurement of wheat in the province. The government has also provided around 15 billion rupees to the health department to deal with coronavirus and the capacity of the daily tests has reached to more than 4000 in Punjab. This daily capacity will reach to ten thousand in the next few days, he added.

 

The government will provide direct financial aid to the needy under Ramazan Package as Ramazan bazaars will not be set up. This year, he stated that wheat procurement target has been fixed at 45 lakh metric tons and distribution of gunny bags is being done transparently. The Punjab government will meet the wheat procurement target, he added. We will serve the people with commitment and every human life is dear to me, he said. The government officials and parliamentarians should dedicate themselves to the service of humanity as it is the time to work for them.

 

The elected representatives said that CM has set an example by standing with the people in this pandemic and always given respect to the parliamentarians. The CM assured that constituency-related problems will be solved but overcoming the spread of coronavirus is the prime agenda of the government now. DG PDMA told that 97 per cent financial aid is distributed under category one of Ehsaas Kafalat Programme while around 50 per cent aid is given under category two of this programme. Riaz Fatyana MNA, Provincial Minister Ashfa Riaz, assembly members, PTI leaders and others attended the meeting.

 

For more information, contact:

Directorate General Public Relations

Government of the Punjab

Lahore, Pakistan

Tel: +92-42-9201390-86

Website: www.punjab.gov.pk