Cabinet approves upgrade of Mianwali as division.

LAHORE -- The Punjab cabinet on Saturday conditionally approved the upgrade of Mianwali as a division with Mianwali and Bhakkar as its districts.

A formal notification about the creation of new division will be issued after the delimitation of union councils is completed in both the districts.

As the media reported the approval, the Election Commission of Pakistan stopped the Punjab chief secretary from issuing the notification.

The ninth cabinet meeting only hours before the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly and the provincial cabinet was presided over by Chief Minister Parvez Elahi on Saturday.

Jampur made district

It also approved district status for Jampur tehsil, currently part of Rajanpur district, and made Dajjal and Muhammadpur its new tehsils.

The meeting also granted conditional approval to make Multan Khurd a tehsil of Talagang. Jampur will be granted district status after completion of delimitation work of the union councils.

The chief minister informed the cabinet that the Punjab government had set a record to utilise development budget worth Rs273 billion in a short span of five months. He directed the divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners to ensure timely completion of on-going development programmes.

Praising the PTI chief, he said: 'Imran Khan is our Quaid and an honest leader.'

The cabinet approved linking of 36km long road from Mianwali to Daud Khel and 33km long Lakki Thamey Wali road with the Islamabad-Dera...

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