Monthly Archives: November 2016

AC Saddar Tasneem Ali Khan on directions of DCO Rawalpindi Tallat Mehmood Gondal, carried out a raid along with a team of district health department and police – Fnni.org

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AC Saddar Tasneem Ali Khan on directions of DCO Rawalpindi Tallat Mehmood Gondal, carried out a raid along with a team of district health department and police – Fnni.org

Rawalpindi (FNNI) In order to ensure the provision of quality health services to public, AC Saddar Tasneem Ali Khan on directions of DCO Rawalpindi Tallat Mehmood Gondal, carried out a raid along with a team of district health department and police, at fake drug manufacturing factory near Gorakhpur. The suspected Pharmacy named “Prince Pharma” in Jabbar Miana within the limits of Police station Rawat was alleged of manufacturing of spurious drugs and packing was being done by employees of Kamran Khalid.

Revealing details AC Saddar Tasneem Ali Khan said that the team on a tip off raided a house owned by Qazi Asad and used by Kamran Khalid who was running a factory “Prince Pharma” where counterfeit medicines were being prepared. During the raid, police arrested four persons and seized a huge quantity of fake medicines. All the detainees have been shifted to police station where a case was registered against them. AC Saddar has said that no compromise is possible over public health and city district team will not leave its people vulnerable to these culprits. They will continue their efforts and won’t leave any stone unturned to nip this quackery and drugs business’s evil in the bud to make our public as safe as possible.

SHEHBAZ SHARIF CONGRATULATES GEN. QAMAR JAVED BAJWA ON TAKING OVER AS CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF – Fnni.org

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SHEHBAZ SHARIF CONGRATULATES GEN. QAMAR JAVED BAJWA ON TAKING OVER AS CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF – Fnni.orgshahbaz-sharif-with-army-chief

LAHORE (FNNI) Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated General Qamar Javed Bajwa on taking over as Chief of Army Staff. In a message of felicitation, the Chief Minister expressed good wishes for new Army Chief and said that General Qamar Javed Bajwa has got the honour of commander of best and brave army of the world. He also paid rich tributes to the services of outgoing Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif and said that his historic role for maintaining peace and eliminating terrorism will be remembered forever and added that the entire nation is proud of his excellent services.

CM PRESIDES OVER A MEETING FOR IMPROVING TRAFFIC SYSTEM – Fnni.org

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CM PRESIDES OVER A MEETING FOR IMPROVING TRAFFIC SYSTEM – Fnni.org

LAHORE (FNNI) Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif presided over second meeting of steering committee set up for improving traffic system which reviewed different proposals, recommendations and steps for this purpose. Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that best traffic management system is identity of civilized societies. Effective and comprehensive reforms are being introduced for improving traffic system in big cities of Punjab including Lahore and traffic management will be improved through modern technology, he added. He said that flow of traffic, management and other matters will be monitored with the help of latest technology. He said that ridding the citizens of traffic problems by improving traffic management is the responsibility of concerned institutions and they will have to fulfill it. Shehbaz Sharif said that road infrastructure has been improved at a cost of billions of rupees and now there should also be improvement in traffic management so that people could get rid of problems resulting from traffic. He directed that in the light of recommendations and suggestions for improving traffic management, a final plan should be presented within next two days. Giving approval to setting up of a fund of Rs.100 million with regard to improvement of traffic management, the Chief Minister said that there is no need of sending summary for taking steps in connection with improvement of traffic management and added that steering committee should take steps after making decisions. He said that the role of traffic education is of basic importance in traffic management and steps should be taken expeditiously for making traffic education a part of curriculum. He said that an effective system should be evolved for the awareness of the people about flow of traffic and traffic situation through media. Seminars should be conducted on traffic education in schools, colleges, public and private institutions in connection with traffic management, he added. He said such steps should be taken regarding traffic management that people should feel improvement in traffic system. He directed to ensure implementation of traffic laws at all costs. He said that all institutions should work in a coordinated manner for traffic management and give results instead of lip service. The Chief Minister said that on the one hand, the encroachments have marred the beauty of cities while on the other hand, traffic problems have also increased. He said that a plan should be evolved for eliminating temporary and permanent encroachments and it will have to be implemented. Shehbaz Sharif directed that rotary parking machines should be imported in large numbers and a comprehensive planning should be made after conducting survey for installation of rotary parking machines. He said that matters will have to set right while performing duty with the sense of responsibility and there should be zero tolerance policy for checking teenage driving. He said that motorcyclists should be bound to use helmets. He said that complete survey of traffic of Lahore city should be conducted and planning be made in its light. He said that an effective system should be evolved for monitoring of the steps taken in connection with traffic management. He said that steps should be taken for capacity building of TEPA. The meeting gave approval to make three roads of Lahore including Jail Road, Main Boulevard Gulberg and Ferozepur Road as model roads.

CM APPROVES SETTING UP OF ANTI CORRUPTION AGENCY – Fnni.org

CM APPROVES SETTING UP OF ANTI CORRUPTION AGENCY – Fnni.org

LAHORE (FNNI) Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has accorded approval to setting up of Anti-Corruption Agency for harmonizing Anti-Corruption Establishment with modern demands and making it a vibrant and active institution. The agency will be completely autonomous and independent. A high level committee has been constituted with regard to setting up of Anti-Corruption Agency which will take immediate steps for making anti-corruption laws at provincial level. Best model of the world will be benefitted for organizational structure of the agency and services of an international consultant will be acquired, he added. He was presiding over a high level meeting to review different proposals for harmonizing Anti-Corruption Establishment with modern demands, here today.  Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that Punjab government is implementing zero tolerance policy against corruption and all mega projects of the government are its proof. He said that the institution will have to perform its duties in a vibrant and active manner for good governance in the province and elimination of bribe and corruption and therefore, Anti-Corruption Agency is being established. He said that it is need of the hour to set the institution of Anti-Corruption on modern lines and reforms should be introduced with the help of information technology in this regard. A comprehensive system should be evolved for capacity building of the staff of the institution, he added. Shehbaz Sharif said that monitoring of the performance of staff performing duties in the department is very necessary and policy of reward and punishment should be strictly implemented in this regard. He said that a policy should be evolved for giving incentives to the staff on the basis of performance and a roadmap be devised by giving a final shape to short, medium and long term steps within three weeks and it should be immediately implemented. Giving directions for constitution of a high level committee for setting up of Anti-Corruption Agency, the Chief Minister said that the committee should take immediate steps with regard to making anti-corruption laws at provincial level and solid steps be taken for disposing pending inquiries in anti corruption in the stipulated period. He said that indiscriminate action should also be taken against those filing fake applications. Director General Anti-Corruption Establishment, Brig. Retd. Muzaffar Ali Ranjha gave a detailed briefing regarding the performance and other matters of the institution. Advisor Umer Saif, Additional Chief Secretary, Secretary Law, Advocate General Punjab, Secretary Services and concerned officials were present on the occasion.

CM PAYS SURPRISE VISIT TO DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS HOSPITAL SAHIWAL – Fnni.org

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CM PAYS SURPRISE VISIT TO DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS HOSPITAL SAHIWAL – Fnni.orgcm-punjab-1

LAHORE (FNNI) Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif paid a surprise visit to District Headquarters Hospital Sahiwal without any prior information and programme today. He went to different wards and inquired after the patients and asked about medical facilities being provided to them in the hospital. He showed strong indignation to the administration on setting up MS office away from the hospital. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister asked from hospital administration whether it wants that the voice of patients should not reach them and no patient could contact them for resolution of their problems, it is not correct in any way. He said that desired results cannot be achieved in health sector unless doctors display best human attitude. The Chief Minister said he is not ready to accept that MS office has been shifted due to repair and construction. Issuing orders of shifting MS office immediately in the hospital, Shehbaz Sharif said that there is no justification regarding far away of MS office. He directed to complete repair and maintenance work of the hospital at the earliest. The Chief Minister checked the attendance register of doctors and staff and expressed displeasure on not taking action against absentee doctors and staff. He directed Commissioner Sahiwal Division to present report within three days after scrutiny of attendance register and said that checking attendance of doctors and staff is the responsibility of administrative officers. During checking of attendance register, the Chief Minister found that a specialist doctor was absent from the last 29 days, upon which, he showed aggravation and taking its strict notice ordered strict action as per law against absentee doctors and staff. If specialist and senior professors will not attend hospitals then how modern and quality treatment facilities will become available to the patients, he questioned. He said that what will be reply of absentee doctors to their conscience and ailing humanity while receiving salaries. The Chief Minister issued orders to ensure attendance of doctors and staff in all government hospitals of the province and said that action be taken as per law against absentee doctors and staff as doctors are associated with a noble profession and saving lives is their duty. Absence of doctors and staff of the hospital will not be tolerated, he added. He said that doctors have to play a role of Maseha for ailing humanity and perform their duty with the spirit of public service. Shehbaz Sharif took strict notice of receiving money from the patients and conducting CT scan from outside and warned hospital administration that he will not tolerate such complaints in future. He directed to immediately provide CT scan machine for the hospital. He said that receiving money from poor patients for CT scan is a crime. He said that Punjab government has decided to provide CT scan machines in district level hospitals and added that with the provision of these machines, CT scan facility will be available at local level. The Chief Minister also took notice of receiving money from the attendants of the patients for parking and directed inquiry into the incident and further improving security of the hospital. Talking to administrative officers and doctors present in the hospital, Shehbaz Sharif said that provision of best services in health sector is responsibly of district and divisional authorities and they should discharge it at every cost. He said that if officers supervise the hospital actively then perhaps he will not have to pay visit to the hospitals in this way. He directed divisional and district officers to include health sector in top priorities.

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He said such a system has been evolved by the government that information of every district hospital will reach him. The Chief Minister inquired from the patients and their attendants about medical facilities in the hospital, upon which, they told that treatment situation has improved in the hospital and they are also receiving medicines. During the visit of the hospital, the Chief Minister met patients and their attendants individually in different wards and asked about  treatment facilities.

Punjab Food Authority has accelerated crackdown against those preparing substandard and poor quality items. Fnni.org

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Punjab Food Authority has accelerated crackdown against those preparing substandard and poor quality items. Fnni.orgpunjab-food-authority-logo-all-processes

LAHORE (FNNI) Punjab Food Authority has accelerated crackdown against those preparing substandard and poor quality items. Director General Punjab Food Authority Noor ul Amin Mengal conducted a raid on production unit of a prominent cooking oil making company at Quid-e-Azam Industrial Estate Kot Lakhpat and imposed a fine of Rs. 10,00,000 on having rusted and non graded food machinery, poor cleanliness arrangements and presence of spider nets at storage place, ordered to stop production for one week while issuing notice for improvement. In Gujranwala, Director Operations Rafia Haider conducted a raid on renowned ghee and cooking oil manufacturing factory and sealed it on non-presence of Halal certificate, 12 pass fake nutritionist and using non food grade colors. Rawalpindi Team conducted a raid on a godown selling substandard and unhygienic and poor quality cooking oil and sealed the godown after taking 3150 liter unhygienic food in to procession. Rawalpindi Team imposed a fine of Rs. 80,000 to Royalton Hotel on poor cleanliness. Shalamar Town Team imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 to Rafique Sweet Products on poor quality while sealed Sabar Bakery and Javed bakery on non-presence of medical certificates of workers and poor cleanliness arrangements. Gulberg Town Team imposed a fine of Rs. 5000 to Shahid Restaurant Faisal Town on selling substandard eatable items while Ravi Town Team imposed a fine of Rs. 7000 to Allaho Sweets and Bakers on poor cleanliness. Faisalabad Team issued warning of improving cleanliness to Bhola Pan Shop, Madni Hotel, Ahsan Karyana Store, Jholy Lal Hotel Jhang Road, Al Kausar Ice Cream Ghanta Ghar Chowk, Mian Food Point, Azam Haleem, Iqbal Murgh Chany Jaranwala Road while Ameer Millat Sweets House Factory Area and issued warning of seal in case of non implementation of orders.

ELEVEN NEW MINISTERS INDUCTED IN PROVINCIAL CABINET – Fnni.org

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ELEVEN NEW MINISTERS INDUCTED IN PROVINCIAL CABINET – Fnni.org

LAHORE (FNNI) Eleven new Ministers have been inducted in provincial cabinet of Punjab. Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana has issued orders of joining the cabinet by new ministers. Those who joined the provincial cabinet include Jehangir Khanzada, Nagma Mushtaq, Amanat Ullah Khan Shadi Khel, Khawaja Salman Rafique, Sheikh Allauddin, Muhammad Mansha Ullah Butt, Mehr Ijaz Ahmed Achlana, Syed Zaeem Hussain Qadri, Muhammad Naeem Akhtar Khan Bhabha, Syed Raza Ali Gillani and Malik Ahmed Yar Hanjra. All the ministers will take oath of their offices at Governor House today. Besides, Member Provincial Assembly Malik Muhammad Ahmed Khan and Rana Muhammad Asghar have been appointed as Special Assistant to Chief Minister while Khawaja Imran Nazir, Rana Maqbool Ahmed and Azm-ul-Haq as Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab.

IDCLC to campaign for Margalla Hills National Park – Fnni.org

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Islamabad (FNNI) The Islamabad Devcom Centennial Leo Club (IDCLC) president Shaaref Munir urged the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) and Capital Development Authority (CDA) to take strict action against illegal constructions in the Margalla Hills National Park.

Speaking at the Club’s charter presentation ceremony here at a local hotel on Monday, he said the honourable Islamabad High Court has already taken notice of the encroachments by the housing societies on the Margalla Hills National Park while the concerned agencies are still silent.

The IDCLC charter presentation and the members’ oath taking ceremony was organised by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan). Nisar A Memon, former senator and federal minister, and Sanaullah Aman, Executive Director General CDA, were the guests of honour while Sitara Satwat, the District Governor of the Lions Clubs International in the North of Pakistan, presided over the ceremony.

Shaaref Munir said the IDCLC would launch a campaign to raise awareness among the citizens against the encroachments and illegal construction in the Margalla Hills National Park. “We need to protect our nature reserves especially in the National Park areas. The green cover is the beauty of the capital city. The negligence of CDA has already encouraged indiscriminate violation of bylaws of the Margalla Hills National Park,” he added.

He emphasised the youth to come forward to support the efforts of the government and non-governmental organisations against violation of environmental laws. The IDCLC has already launched ‘Grow a plant, own a tree’ campaign with the collaboration of CDA.

Sitara Satwat, the District Governor of the Lions Clubs International in the North of Pakistan, said Leo Clubs encourage youth engagement in environmental conservation, community services and cultural promotion without any discrimination of cast, creed, religion and social status.

She said Lions and Leo Clubs have rendered enormous services to communities. She appreciated the IDCLC for tree plantation and zero food waste campaigns. “Our youth has unmatchable potential for community projects and to bring about a change in society if guided properly”, she added.

Nisar A Memon said the nation has high hopes in the youth for their positive contribution to build up values and code of conduct based on the culture and traditions. It is crucial to engage the young in environmental awareness and conservation of communities as the climate change has already started impacting the lives of the people.

He said water conservation and development shall be the focus for everyone. We shall keep on stressing on the government to take immediate steps to develop water reservoirs. Small dams and lakes around the cluster of rural and urban population would serve the basic needs of the people. On the other hand, Pakistan is also legging behind in developing the large water reservoirs.

Sanaullah Aman said the CDA was trying its best to conserve the natural resources of the federal capital. He said the CDA would take steps to control the stone crushing and illegal housing in the Margallah Hills National Park.

Sanaullah Aman said, “The CDA has always created opportunities for youth engagement in sports, culture and environmental conservation. The CDA Training Academy has conducted several training courses in which the students from different universities were especially invited. We cannot develop a vibrant society without active participation of youth groups and organizations.”

Earlier, the District Chairperson Leo Clubs Nasira Jamil conducted the oath of the members of the Islamabad Devcom Centennial Leo Club, and inducted the Club Officers. The chief guest Sitara Satwat and the guests of honour Nisar A Memon and Sanaullah Aman presented the Charter of the Club to its president Shaaref Munir and his cabinet.

The ceremony was concluded with a thrilling tribute to the legendary singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by the PTV national award winning singer Azhar Jafri. He sang many of the popular numbers of the late singer.

SHEHBAZ SHARIF PRESIDES OVER SPECIAL MEETING OF PROVINCIAL CABINET – Fnni.org

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SHEHBAZ SHARIF PRESIDES OVER SPECIAL MEETING OF PROVINCIAL CABINET – Fnni.orgcm-punjab-1

LAHORE (FNNI) Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif presided over a special meeting of provincial cabinet, here today. Provincial Ministers, Advisors, Special Assistants, Chief Secretary, senior officials as well as new members of the provincial cabinet were present. The Chief Minister congratulated new Ministers, Advisors and Special Assistants and said that their induction in the cabinet is the result of grace of Allah Almighty and their abilities and hard work. He said that Punjab government has set new records of public service and the people of the province expect from that they will spare no effort in the service of the people. The Chief Minister stressed upon the new ministers to leave no stone unturned in the service of the masses as it will win them blessings of Allah Almighty and prayers of crores of people. He said that their new assignment demands from them commitment to the betterment of the masses and solution of their problems. He said that the new members of the cabinet should utilize all their energies in the service of the people to be successful. He said that though cabinet should have been expanded along ago but there were some reasons for delay. He said that besides sit-ins and protest politics, there were innumerable issues due to which cabinet was not expanded. He said that there are still one and a half years left of the tenure of the present government and there is a need to work round the clock for the uplift of education, health, agriculture, industries and other sectors. He said that such decisions will have to be taken and implemented as could benefit maximum number of people. Shehbaz Sharif expressed the hope that the new ministers will work as a team and will engage themselves in public service. He said that all problems can be resolved if determined efforts are made. He said that the oath taken by the new Ministers today demand they will set aside their personal interests and likes and dislikes and give preference to the interests of the country and the people. He said that the new members of the cabinet will have to prove through their performance and hard work that their selection was right and they should work for development of health, education, agriculture, law and order and other sector without wasting any time. He said that they should spend minimum time in Lahore and live with the people and resolve their problems as it will earn them respect and honor.

          Referring to the steps taken for the welfare and betterment of the people during last three and a half years, the Chief Minister said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Muslim League-N government has brought about improvement in every sector. He said that Prime Minister had promised to the people in general elections of 2013 that all out measures will be taken for resolving energy crisis and elimination of terrorism and the performance of the government in this regard remained unprecedented. He said that political and military leadership worked very hard to root out the menace of terrorism and the results are before the nation. He said that due to unanimous decisions taken by the political and military leadership, tremendous successes have achieved in the war against terrorism and a new history has been written with regard to Operation Zarb-e-Azb. Shehbaz Sharif said that brave armed forces of Pakistan have rendered supreme sacrifices in the war against terrorism and officers and Jawans of police, citizens, children, mothers as well as members of all segments of the society have also embraced martyrdom. He said that a new history of sacrifices has been written and it is due to this that incidents of terrorism have reduced substantially. He said that the way political and military leadership have taken decisions the day is not far when the menace of terrorism will be rooted out. He said that Pakistan will be purged of terrorism and extremism and the sacrifices of the martyrs will not go to waste. The Chief Minister congratulated Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and authorities concerned and commended their role in the war against terrorism. He also paid tributes to the supreme sacrifices of the martyrs and said that the nation salutes them.

          Referring to the measures taken by the present government for controlling power crisis, Shehbaz Sharif said that in the tenure of former federal government, economy of Punjab was destroyed through curtailing supply of electricity and gas and the development projects were hampered due to non-availability of power. He said that Balochistan and Sindh have gas reserves whereas gas has also been found in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa. He said that though Punjab does not have gas but it has been blessed by Allah Almighty with other resources. He said that Punjab has fertile lands and its agriculture sector has great potential. He said that 400 megawatt solar power project in Bahawalpur is generating electricity. He said that Punjab government has set up a 100 megawatt solar power project in the desert of Bahawalpur with its own resources. He said that when this project was set up, the NEPRA tariff was 17.1 cent but when this project was completed by the provincial government with hard work and transparency, NEPRA brought down tariff rate to 14 cent. He said that due to the efforts and transparency of Punjab government, NEPRA had to revise its tariff rate to the benefit of power consumers and now NEPRA has fixed tariff rate at 10.50 cent and it is hoped that with the completion of the projects, NEPRA will bring down tariff rate to six or seven cents. Shehbaz Sharif said that performance of NEPRA is zero and it is also covering up cases of corruption. Commenting on gas power projects of 3600 megawatts in Punjab, he said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, tremendous work is being carried out on these projects. He said that NEPRA has given tariff rate of 10.50 cent for these projects and when the financial closure of these projects was made, NEPRA was compelled to lower the tariff rate to 6.50 cent. He said that despite delaying tactics of NEPRA, the speed of work on these projects is unprecedented. He said that a huge sum of Rs. 112 billion of the nation has been saved in these projects and credit for this goes to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and the efforts and transparency of the provincial government due to which NEPRA had to bring down tariff rate. He said that NEPRA should account for its performance to the nation. He said that NEPRA has caused more damage to power sector than anyone else. The Chief Minister said that among gas power projects, the trial of turbine of Bhiki project will start in December 2016 and this project will start single phase power supply from February/March 2017. He said that this project will supply 750 megawatt electricity from April/May, 2017. Similarly, he said, gas power project at Haveli Bahadar Shah Jhang will supply 750 megawatts power from June/July whereas gas power project at Baloki will start generating 750 megawatts electricity from August/September. As such these three projects will produce 3600 megawatts electricity by December 2017, he added. The Chief Minister said that the speed of work on these projects is unprecedented in the history of Pakistan. He said that work is in progress on Neelam-Jhelum hydro power project from 2005 in the tenure of former dictator Musharraf and at that time the cost of this project was low but now after 11 years  this project is still crawling and its cost has risen to 4.5 billion dollars. He said that this project is still incomplete despite passage of 11 years. Similarly, he said, a minister in PPP tenure buried the file of Nandipur power project in his drawer and the equipment of this project become rusty at Karachi Port. He said that the letter of credit of these gas projects was opened in September 2015 and these projects will be operational next year which will be unprecedented in the history of Pakistan. He said that 1320 megawatt Sahiwal coal power project which was to be completed in 2017 will be completed in May/June 2017 much before stipulated period. Similarly, he said, 1320 megawatt coal power project at Port Qasim will also start power production in 2017. He said that projects were delayed in the past for corruption and misappropriation of billions of rupees but the present government is ensuring transparency due to which projects are being completed speedily besides saving of billions of rupees has also been made. He said that PML-N government is writing a new chapter of transparency and hard work. He said that the new ministers will have to work with the same speed at which projects are being executed in the tenure of PML-N. He said that the new members of the cabinet should dedicate all their energies to service of the people and strive for solution of problems of the masses in every corner of Punjab. Shehbaz Sharif said that meaningless sit-ins were staged in Islamabad in 2014 due to which eight months of the nation were wasted. He said that the investors left the country and all economic activities came to a halt but due to grace of Allah Almighty the country was rid of sit-ins. He said that the visit of Chinese President was postponed and those involved in sit-ins also rejected the request of Chinese Ambassador in this regard. He said that the elements engaged in sit-ins disregarded the interests of the country and they again tried to stage a show and if their attempt at lockdown had become successful it would have been lockdown of the country. He said that Punjab government, cabinet committee on law and order, Provincial Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah, Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police, Secretary Home, Commissioners, RPOs, DCOs and DPOs worked round the clock to safeguard the interests of the country and foiled this conspiracy. Shehbaz Sharif said that he had issued strict instructions to police not to carry bullets and his orders were obeyed. The Chief Minister stressed upon the ministers to work round the clock for the progress and prosperity of the masses and make honesty, hard work and commitment their motto. He assured them all out support in this regard. He said that he will review performance of departments on regular basis and will encourage those who will work hard. He said that they will have complete powers and the concerned secretaries will be duty bound to implement their policies. He said that the new ministers will have to promote merit and show their best performance. The meeting also offered Fateha for the departed soul of the father of Provincial Minister Haroon Sultan Bukhari as well as prayed for progress and prosperity of the country.

On the instruction of Director General Food Authority Noor-ul-Amin Mengal, Food Authority Teams paid surprise visits to Sunday bazaars to check the quality of edible items – Fnni.org

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On the instruction of Director General Food Authority Noor-ul-Amin Mengal, Food Authority Teams paid surprise visits to Sunday bazaars to check the quality of edible items – Fnni.org

Rawalpindi (FNNI) On the instruction of Director General Food Authority Noor-ul-Amin Mengal, Food Authority Teams paid surprise visits to Sunday bazaars to check the quality of edible items. Substandard “papars” were lifted from various stalls in Model Town Sunday Bazaar. They checked different stalls of meat and appreciated shopkeepers on best cleanliness arrangements. Shopkeepers were issued warning on improper arrangements of washing of utensils at tea stalls. In Gujranwala, stock was wasted and notices were issued to shopkeepers on non-presence of expiry dates and non-covering of edible items at various stalls in Model SundayBazaar. Rotten fruits were lifted from stalls of fruits and vegetables. Visiting Model Bazaars Jhang Road and Qaleen Shaheed Road Faisalabad, Punjab Food Authority teams immediately wasted substandard and poor quality fruits and vegetables. An awareness seminar was arranged for shopkeepers in D-Type and Jhang Road Sunday Bazaars in which shopkeepers were given awareness about food authority laws especially hygiene principles and complete labeling. Rawalpindi Team checked different stalls at Haideri Road and Shamsabad Sunday bazaars and sent samples to laboratory for analysis. Shopkeepers were issued notices after lifting stock of “papars” and edible items for children prepared by using low quality food colors.