Punjab Cabinet defers decision.


LAHORE -- Punjab cabinet on Tuesday deferred a decision relating to giving state land to DHA Gujranwala. The cabinet decided to refer the matter to a committee headed by Law Minister Raja Basharat to make final recommendations after going all aspects of the matter.

Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over the 22nd meeting of the provincial cabinet at Civil Secretariat on Tuesday. The meeting approved Parole Act, 2019 and decided to shutdown Punjab Bio-energy Company Pvt Ltd.

Assessment Policy Framework, 2019 of schools education department was also approved. It has been decided to discontinue 5th and 8th class exams in phases. The Punjab Education Professionals Standards Council Bill, 2018 and provision of Urdu medium books to the students of government schools were also approved by the cabinet. Now, primary education will be imparted in Urdu language and English will be taught as a subject.

The meeting approved Punjab Forests Policy, 2019 and also approved to change the nomenclature of district wildlife officer (grade-17) to assistant director wildlife (grade-17). The meeting decided to develop Kalabagh private game reserve in district Mianwali under section 20 of Punjab Wildlife Act. On this occasion, the draft of Punjab Wildlife Protected Areas Act, 2019 was also approved.

It approved special audit reports of C and W, Housing and Physical Planning, Local Government and Cholistan Development Authority under...

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