The metro bus service fares will not be increased as was earlier proposed. The proposal has been rejected by the Punjab cabinet’s standing committee.
The committee was held presided by the Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar in which it was decided that the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will not add a financial burden on the poor people of Pakistan by increasing the fares.
He said that the concerned authorities will be directed to use other measures to meet the resources. He said to the committee, “It is our responsibility to provide relief to common man.”
Other than it was also approved in the meeting that financial assistance will be given to the families of contract employees who die during the course of employment.
Also it was decided that a new process will be completed to hire a new managing director of the Mass Transit Authority and to hire a new employee in the media wing of the Directorate General Public Relations (DGPR).
The committee agreed for the hiring in the Special Monitoring Unit, and Dengue Prevention Program. Furthermore, it was decided to establish a separate health facility for neonatal care and develop a nursing college.
It was approved that funds will be released for the District Headquarters Hospital, Chakwal, and for the development of a shelter home in Taunsa Sharif.