Punjab cabinet’s standing committee on finance has rejected a proposal seeking an increase in the fares of the Metro Bus Service.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, presiding over the committee meeting, said that the government does not want to put financial pressure on the poor by increasing the fares.
He further directed the concerned authorities to find out other viable ways to enhance the resources. He said that it is the government’s responsibility to provide relief to the public.
During the meeting, the CM gave approval for the provision of financial assistance to families of contract employees who died during employment.
Other important decisions taken during the meeting include completion of the due process for hiring a new managing director of the Mass Transit Authority and new recruitment in the media wing of the Directorate of General Public Relations (DGPR).
Apart from that, the committee gave its approval for appointments in the Special Monitoring Unit and Dengue Prevention Program. The provincial government also decided to establish a separate health facility for neonatal care and a nursing college.
The committee also gave a go-ahead on the release of funds for District Headquarters Hospital, Chakwal and building a shelter home in Taunsa Sharif.