LAHORE: Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal on Sunday sought the immediate removal of illegal cattle markets set up in the province.
The directive was issued at a meeting to review progress on establishment of divisional-level cattle market management companies.
Lahore Commissioner Abdullah Sumbal informed the meeting that a cattle market management company had started working in the division.
The chief secretary directed other divisional commissioners to ensure that recruitment of personnel for the companies was done and management committees made functional without delay.
He said that the establishment of cattle market management companies would bode well for the livestock sector.
Earlier, an official from the Local Government and Community Development Department briefed the meeting about the working of the cattle market management companies. He said nine new cattle markets were being be set up in the province.
Model cattle markets were being established in Lahore, Multan, Layyah, Jhang and Gujranwala divisions, he added.
The official said a cattle market had recently been inaugurated in Sheikhupura and work on a market in Faisalabad would be completed soon.
The chief secretary also reviewed pace of work on flood rescue and relief efforts through a video link.
Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Livestock Arshad Jutt and National Assembly Member Afzal Khokhar were also present at the occasion.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2015.
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