Cabinet amends hotels, restaurant rules

Drafts of several legal proposals discussed

Our Correspondent May 29, 2021


The 60th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Legislative business was held at the Civil Secretariat on Monday.

Punjab Law and Cooperatives Minister Basharat Raja presided over the meeting in which many legal amendments and drafts of various departments were considered.

The legal proposals agreed upon by the committee included draft amendments to the Punjab Factories Act 2019, Punjab Hotels and Restaurant Rules 2021, a draft of Punjab Tourist Guide Rules 2021 and a draft of Punjab Travel Agencies Rules 2021.

The committee directed the Local Government Secretary to nominate a resident of Bahawalpur Division instead of Lahore for the vacant seat on the board of Bahawalpur Waste Management Company.

The deferred agenda items for further consideration included the Punjab Hotels and Restaurants Act, 1976 regarding delegation of power to seal a hotel or restaurant to the Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner concerned.

The Payment of Wages Act, 2020, to pay wages to workers through the bank, the recommendations put forward by the party for the prevention of kite flying, the draft of the Punjab Renewable Energy Portfolio after the approval of the Federal Renewable Energy Policy 2020, and the proposal to mortgage the lands of Quaid-e-Azam Thermal Power.