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CM orders to further tighten security during election process, polling day


LAHORE: A high-level meeting was held at Chief Minister’s Office with Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari in the chair here on Tuesday.
During the meeting, various steps relating to security of the candidates, provision of peaceful atmosphere to the voters on polling day and protection of life and property of the people were reviewed in detail.
The CM ordered to further tighten the security arrangements during the election process and polling day across the province and directed that special attention should be given to the security of the candidates.
He said that implementation on devised security plan for election processions and public gatherings should be ensured. Protection of life and property of the people is the top priority of the state, he said.
He said that law enforcement agencies should take all necessary steps and peaceful atmosphere should be ensured. He said that every possible step will be taken to further improve the law & order situation.
Briefing was given to the meeting about overall law & order situation in the province, steps taken for the security of the candidates and arrangements made for maintenance of law & order during the election process.
Punjab varsity academic staff association delegation calls on CM
A delegation of Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) led by its President Dr. Mehboob Hussain called on the Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr. Hasan Askari at his office, here on Tuesday.
The PUASA delegation extended its good wishes to the Chief Minister that a learned professor of Punjab University has been given this important responsibility.
Dr Mehboob Hussain said that your decision to write honourable before the name of teachers is praiseworthy. Talking on the occasion, Dr Askari said that he has a long lasting association with Punjab University and added that he had started his first job there.
Happy memories of the days spent in Punjab University are part of my life, he added.
He said that he will restart his intellectual and journalistic activities after fulfilling the responsibilities of free and fair elections.
He said that ministers of the caretaker cabinet are fully empowered and all governmental matters are being performed with consultations.
The ongoing public welfare projects are being funded on priority basis and the public welfare programs are being accelerated while remaining within the mandate.
Proposals would be extended to next elected government for new public welfare programs, he said.
He said that further resources should be provided for the development of health, education and social sectors.
He said that Ph.D. scholars should give particular attention to the aspect of quality because it is very important in higher education. Government, educational institutions, teachers as well as the research scholars should jointly work to improve the quality of education. He assured that PUASA demands would be considered.
The delegation thanked the Chief Minister for assuring to ponder over their demands.


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