Punjab police duty hours being reduced to eight hours: Spokesman CM
ISLAMABAD: Punjab government is set to reduce the working hours of provincial police to eight hours each, improve human resource efficiency and operational autonomy, spokesman to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Saeed Basra said.
In an interview with APP, he said the Buzdar government has allocated Rs 500 million for improving police structure especially human resource efficiency to purge it from political influence. He said Rs 13 billion would be spent on the uplift of dolphin force in Punjab.
He said market committee heads have been tasked to control price hike in collaboration with local administration. “The delay in the appointment of market committee heads contributed in aggravating price hike situation”, he said.
Media was badly used in recent artificial flour crisis. Overall moral decline also contributed in flour crisis, he commented.
An effective mechanism to distribute flour quota distribution among flour mills would be started to avoid exploitation of the facility, he informed.
“Government was giving Rs 309 billion subsidy on agriculture”, he said adding, orange line train is white elephant.
Punjab government would have to pay Rs 30 billion per annum subsidy to keep the orange train moving, Basra said.
Punjab government has reduced education budget but improved the efficiency.
Earlier, Rs6-7 billion were being spent on teachers’ transfers and now this money is saved by introducing e-transfer system. Primary education is also being overhauled, the spokesman said. – APP