CM orders to launch crackdown, indiscriminate action against land-grabbers.

LAHORE -- Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi presided over the first Provincial Cabinet meeting at CM Office on Saturday which discussed ensuring holding of general elections in a transparent, fair, independent and peaceful manner. Caretaker CM Mohsin Naqvi while addressing the meeting emphasized that basic responsibility of the caretaker government was to hold transparent and fair elections on instructions of the Election Commission of Pakistan. He expressed his resolve to undertake such public welfare works which can provide real relief to the masses.

The Punjab caretaker Cabinet by following the footsteps of caretaker CM Mohsin Naqvi voluntarily announced not to take salary and official residence. Approval was granted to allocate one billion rupees funds to provide financial assistance to the families of police martyrs during the meeting while Rs 3.5 million financial assistance per family will be provided to the families of police martyrs. It was decided to ease departmental rules to induct children of martyrs in police and a special relaxation will be given to the martyrs children regarding height and chest measurements.

Financial assistance for the widows of police officers and jawans was increased from Rs 2500 to 25000. Inspector General of Police and senior police officials will hold open kutcheries for prompt redressal of public grievances whereas immediate orders will be issued to make expeditious action on public complaints in the open kutcheries. The caretaker CM while directing to make advance planning in order to provide maximum relief to the people during Ramzan-ulMubarik, said that preparation for Ramzan package should be undertaken from today onwards so that people could receive relief in real terms during the Holy month.

He directed...

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