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Preparations in full swing for the inaugural ceremony of World's largest "Miyawaki Urban Forest" on 4th Aug. Saggian , Lahore. by Prime Minister Imran Khan & CM Usman Buzdar.

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Kharrian Rawalpindi Motorway

The cost of construction for the 4 lane Kharrian Rawalpindi Motorway while having structure of 6 lanes in PC-I has recently been recommended at PKR 88.32 Billion by the NHA- National Highway Authority Executive Board.

According to the sources, it is recommended for the Central Development Working Party- CDWP’s consideration. However, the Executive Board has instructed that for the project of motorway’s construction the basis of PPP/BOT will be set and the local along with the international investors or bidders would be invited via the RFP- Request for proposal.
 

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Al-Shifa Trust establishes eye hospital in Chakwal gets operational

Despite serious challenges in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, the Al-Shifa Trust has completed an eye hospital in Chakwal at a cost of Rs 250 million.

The newly built hospital is equipped with the latest facilities and has a capacity of providing treatment to 250 outdoor patients (ODP) per day, said Major General (r) Rehmat Khan, President Al-Shifa Trust. The president said that the construction site spans over 18 kanals of land while the construction has been completed in two years and the hospital has been operational.

He said that the hospital has the capacity of conducting 50 surgeries per day and has four clinics along with male and female wards. The deserving people will get quality eye care services free of cost while expenses would be met through donations.


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Genome Editing at UAF

Punjab Agriculture Minister Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi inaugurated ‘Center for Genome Editing for Nutrition and Health’ at University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) here on Friday.

The centre was set up with the total funding of Rs 1,799 million out of which Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research provided Rs 1,298.63 million and UAF Rs 500.960 million.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister said the government had allocated Rs31.49 billion for agriculture under the development budget for financial year 2021-22 with 100 percent increase from the last year in order to uplift the sector, ensure food security and alleviate poverty.

Jahania Gardezi said that at the inception of Pakistan, the country’s population was 35 million which had reached 220 million. He lauded the agricultural scientists to ensure food security who worked day and night to come up with new varieties and technology to boost up the agricultural per acre productivity. He said that we have to adopt modern technology to address the agricultural problems to ensure food security. He said that compatibility in the technology at par with the modern world was essential to fight different challenges. He said that the government was determined to address the problems of the population which belongs to rural areas. He said that Pakistan was counted in the top 10 countries of agricultural production.

Punjab Agriculture Minister Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi said that the government was ensuring pro agriculture policies. He said that amid the challenges of climate change, the government was actively working on Green and Clean Pakistan.

UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan lauded the measures being taken on the part of the government to uplift the sector which is the backbone of our economy. He said that the UAF had developed 14 agrological zones of the province that will provide tangible results. He also said that the UAF was determined to emerge as one of leading institutions in the Prime Minister Clean and Green Pakistan campaign and every employee and the student should plant at least five samplings in their surroundings to curb the gigantic climate changes which were playing havoc with the lives, agriculture and development of the country. He said that immediate steps should be taken to fight the devastating impact of climate change.

PCSIR Chairman Syed Hussain Abidi said that the government was paying special attention to promote the research culture and ensure betterment in the agriculture sector. He urged the agricultural scientists to work with dedication for the development of the agriculture sector.

MNS University of Agriculture Multan Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asif Ali called for creating awareness among the farming community about the latest trends. He said that with the improved learning ecology, we can bring change.

PMAS Arid Agriculture University Vice Chancellor Dr Qamaz uz Zaman said that we have to make collaborative efforts for combating the agricultural challenges. He said that they had been running a joint degree programme with Dalhousie University Canada and such a programme will help fight the challenges with knowledge exchange.

DG Ayub Research Dr Zafar Iqbal Qureshi said that all out efforts were being made for tangible research work and new verities.

Director Agriculture Extension Dr Abdul Hameed said that 38000 had been registered for Kissan cards. Later, the minister also inaugurated the Precision Agriculture Lab and distributed 25 laptops among the special students of the university. He also distributed 44 Kissan cards among the farming community and kicked off plantation campaign under the Prime Minister Green and Clean Pakistan drive.
 

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Aug 07 (APP): Prime Minister’s Advisor on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood and Provincial Minister for Industries and Commerce, Mian Aslam Iqbal Saturday co-chaired a meeting to discuss industrialization in the province.

Held here at Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT), the meeting discussed the issues regarding colonization of industrial estates, establishment of industrial estate and expo center in Sialkot, construction of interchange on Motorway to link Quaid-i-Azam Business Park Sheikhupura,

income tax refund of PIEDMC (Punjab Industrial Estates Development and Management Company), gas and power supply to industrial zones.

PBIT Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Arfa Iqbal briefed the meeting about Punjab’s participation in Dubai Expo. The meeting also decided to expedite the process of colonization in industrial zones and take action against those who had not yet established industrial units on their respective plots.

Addressing the meeting, Commerce Adviser Abdul Razak Dawood said that the federal government would extend all possible cooperation to expedite the process of colonization of industrial estates.

Federal Board of Investment and Punjab Board of Investment should jointly work out a plan to provide one-window service facility for industrialists, he added.

The PM’s Advisor also appreciated the Punjab government taking best possible steps in connection with ease of doing business.

On this occasion, Provincial Minister for Industries and Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal said, “We have to work together to achieve the targets set by the Prime Minister.”

He added that it was necessary to set up an expo center at every divisional headquarters. He was of the view that new employment opportunities can be created only by speeding up the process of industrialization.

Punjab government was pursuing the policy of 100 percent colonization of industrial estates, he mentioned.

Giving her input, Dr. Arfa Iqbal said that there should be focal persons in federal institutions to solve the problems of industrialists in special economic zones and industrial estates.

Provincial Secretary Industries and Commerce Wasif Khurshid, Chairman FIEDMC Mian Kashif Ashfaq, Chairman PIEDMC Nabeel Hashmi and officers concerned attended the meeting.
 

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Plan for new dental college at FMU being finalised: Dr Yasmeen

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FAISALABAD: Provincial Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid has said that a working plan for setting up a new dental college at Faisalabad Medical University is being finalized which is a continuation of the Punjab government’s initiatives in the health sector.

She said the Punjab government has allocated a historic budget of Rs 370 billion for the health sector this financial year, while the federal government has provided aside Rs 22 billion in addition to this.
She was talking to the media men at Faisalabad Medical University after the meeting of syndicate.

Divisional Commissioner Saqib Mannan, Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Ali Chaudhry, Additional Deputy Commissioner Finance Afifa Shajia, Assistant Commissioner City Syed Ayub Bukhari and members of the syndicate were also present.

Punjab Minister for Health Dr. Yasmeen Rashid said that the 4th wave of corona was too dangerous and, in this regard, people are urged to take precautionary measures. She appealed the media representatives to spread the message of administered against corona. She said that 1240 new cases of corona have come to light in Punjab today that is a matter of concern.–PR

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Punjab's Chief Minister, Sardar Usman Buzdar, has announced the launch of a rescue air ambulance service in the province.

When he made the comment, he was chairing the passing out ceremony of 393 rescuers from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 73 rescuers from Koh-e-Suleman, DG Khan, at the Emergency Services Academy, Thokar Niaz Beg.

Punjab would be the first province to launch the rescue air service, he added.
 

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Under Construction Dadhocha Dam Rawalpindi.
Dadhocha Dam is being build by #FWO to supply 35 million gallons (35 MGD) of water to Rawalpindi daily.


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3 Major Cities Of Punjab To Have Electric Buses

To combat the threat of air pollution, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has approved the use of electric buses on Lahore roadways., the Punjab government has introduced environmentally-friendly electric buses in Lahore, Faisalabad, and Bahawalpur.

The decision was reached at a meeting of the Punjab Mass transit Authority in Lahore, which was chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.

The meeting reflected on the praise for the introduction of new transportation systems in many locations, as well as the fixing of the orange line metro fare.

Similarly, the meeting voted to expand the Punjab Transport Company’s service area to include distant areas of the province
 

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To provide million gallons of clean drinking water to the citizens of Rawalpindi, the construction of Dhaducha Dam has been started at a cost of 6.4 billion rupees.


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The 200 bed Mother & Child Hospital, Attock



Construction has been initiated. Machinery & equipment is on the ground. Residential Quarters for the construction Engineers & Staff in the final stages.


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Punjab Govt to launch Rescue 1122 Air Ambulance service in high risk areas


Punjab Govt to launch Rescue 1122 Air Ambulance service in high risk areas

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Punjab government has decided to launch Rescue 1122 Air Ambulance service in the high risk areas of the province, reports Radio Pakistan Sunday.

Director General Rescue 1122 Dr Rizwan Naseer while talking to state news said Punjab government is taking all possible steps to further improve the rescue services.

He said that Emergency Service is responding over 1000 road traffic accidents in all districts on daily basis.
 

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Five mini dams will be constructed in Rawalpindi’s three mountainous tehsils, Murree, Kotli Satyan, and Kahuta in the next two years.

Sources said that Small Dams Organisation (SMO) teams have completed a preliminary survey of five sites to build the water reservoirs. The mini reservoirs will be constructed in Dhar Java, Dokhda, Dosiri, Bel Chakka and Gorkanan areas of these tehsils.

According to the sources, most of the land needed for the dams is state-owned and the sites have also been demarcated while a few kanal of land will be acquired from private owners.

The construction of these dams will cost about Rs2.5 billion. Once completed, the reservoirs will help resolve the water shortage issue in Rawalpindi’s mountainous tehsils, the sources said.
 

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