Punjab Cabinet committee for early start of crushing season

Numerous amendments suggested by different depts are approved in meeting

May 11, 2019

LAHORE: The Standing Committee of Punjab Cabinet on Legislative Business gave its nod to amend the laws pushing the sugar mills openers of Punjab to start crushing season.

The approval for numerous amendments suggested by different departments was accorded in the 10th meeting of the committee held at the Civil Secretariat chaired by Punjab Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Local Government Raja Basharat.

The committee, approving the minutes of the last meeting, also decided to make amendments in the anti-narcotics laws in order to eliminate the culprits preparing, selling and importing or exporting the drugs and narcotics in society.

The amended law suggested enhanced imprisonment and penalties for such elements. The excise, taxation and anti-narcotics department suggested strict measurements to be taken by the public and private schools authorities to keep a close check on the students as well as on the drug traffickers.

Senior Member Board of Revenue introduced 14 amendments in the existing policies regulating lease and sale of state lands all accepted by the house.

The committee recommended the names for the new proposed board of directors of Punjab Economics Research Institute and also gave go ahead to the amended draft of Punjab Partnership Act 2019.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 11th, 2019.


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