Lahore, December 02, 2020 (PPI-OT): Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the Punjab government is taking steps to further improve the transport system of the province. She said that the Punjab Chief Minister Usman Budzar approved to establish an international standard bus terminal near Thokar Niaz Beg while new bus terminals will also be built in Faisalabad and Multan. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, she said that the Chief Minister also directed to early complete the procurement related process of electric buses. She said that the scope of Lahore Transport Company would be extended to every city of Punjab.
The Chief Minister also gave in-principle approval to establish the Punjab Road Safety Authority, she added. She said that serving the ailing humanity is one of the priorities of the government. In order to provide best health facilities to the people, the government decided to allow the general public to avail treatment facilities in the outdoor patient departments of the social security hospitals which were previously limited to the industrial workers, she stated.
She said that protection of health of laborers is a priority for the government therefore, health cards will be given to the laborers and factory workers as well and protection of rights of workers will be ensured. She congratulated Barrister Khalid Khurshid on assuming the office of Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan. The success of Khalid Khurshid proves public confidence in the PTI. It is hoped that the newly elected Chief Minister will do his best to serve the people of Gilgit-Baltistan as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, she added.
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Directorate General Public Relations
Government of the Punjab