Punjab cabinet approves expansion of health insurance program across province

A meeting of Punjab Cabinet was held in Lahore on Friday with Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar in the chair.

The cabinet decided that recruitment process will be continued through Punjab Public Service Commission while for other recruitments cabinet committee will review and submit recommendations on case-to-case basis.

It was also decided to extend Health Insurance Scheme across Punjab.

Punjab Industrial Policy and procedure of allotment of Labour colonies were also approved during the meeting.

It was also decided that 22 luxurious vehicles of Punjab government will be auctioned while 6 bulletproof vehicles will be given to police for security purpose.

The meeting approved draft law for giving concession on property tax in six computerized districts.

The Draft amendment in Punjab Motor Vehicles Rules 1969 under Provincial Motor Vehicle Ordinance 1965 was approved to introduce automated registration card in Punjab.

Amendment draft of Punjab Restaurant Invoice Monitoring System Rules 2015 and Punjab Sales Tax for Service Enforcement Rules 2014 were also approved.

The meeting also given approval to leave for performing Hajj and Umrah and giving of right to grant for financial assistance and draft amendment in Indus River System Authority Act 1992 (Chashma Right Canal Lift Irrigation Canal project).

Draft laws relating to enforcement of provincial sales tax on inter-city transportation, transportation of luggage through roads or provision of services through pipelines were also given approval.

The meeting also gave approval to the draft acts for the establishment of Namal Institute and bifurcation of Punjab Institute of Neurosciences from Ameer-ud-Din Medical College/Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore.

Draft law about policy for reallocation of sugar mills in Punjab was also given approval along with a draft law for the establishment of Punjab Skills Development Authority.

A notification regarding establishment of Punjab University of Technology Rasool in Mandi Bahauddin was also validated by the meeting along with approval of draft of Punjab Labor Policy 2018.

Source: Radio Pakistan