LAHORE – Bearing in mind the direction of the federal government, the meeting was chaired by the Minister of Industry of the Province of Mian Aslam Iqbal and Minister of Special Education Muhammad Ikhlaq on Friday and reviewed the functions and operational problems of the Corona Relief Tiger Force in all Punjab districts.
The meeting decided to emulate the Corona Relief Tiger Force model formed by the federal government in Sialkot and in other districts in the province.
The meeting was attended by Chief Punjab Secretary Jawwad Rafique Malik, Senior Member of the Revenue Board of Babar Hayat Tarar, Secretary of the Additional House Secretary Momin Agha, IG Punjab Shoaib Dastgir, administrative secretary from various departments and related officials while Division Commissioner and Regional Police Officer (RPO)) join via video link.
Speaking at the meeting via video link, Prime Minister Special Assistant Usman Dar told the meeting about the operational problems of the Corona Relief Tiger Squad.
He said that Tiger volunteer volunteers would provide their services in corona relief activities without any compensation under the supervision of the district administration.
The meeting was told that as many as 993,226 volunteers had registered for the Tiger Force in the country while their number was 647,411 in Punjab.
Teachers, students, doctors, engineers, medical workers, lawyers, social workers and activists of all political parties are among these volunteers.
The main tasks of the Tiger Force are to facilitate the functioning of utility shops, implement SOPs in mosques, assist in the management of Isolation and Quarantine centers, identify hoarders, find profits, and are eligible to receive in their area and ration distribution.
Volunteers will also be given training on safety, quarantine, assistance, health and awareness and assignments will be given according to qualifications and age. A code of conduct has also been issued for volunteers.
The Tiger Force will work under the supervision of the district steering committee consisting of Deputy Commissioners (collectors), District Police Officers (DPO), Additional Deputy Commissioners (Revenue), all members of the national assembly and prominent figures in the area. Similar committees have also been formed at the technical and Union Council (UC) levels.
The Principal Secretary instructs the Division Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner to benefit from volunteer services through the district committee, the committee and the Union Council.
Mian Aslam Iqbal mentioned that a comprehensive strategy had been prepared to prevent hoarding and profiteering with the help of Tiger Force.
IG Punjab asked the RPO and DPO to involve these volunteers in the task of security and implementation of SOPs in mosques.
all steps that may be taken to solve the problems of the textile industry: CS
A delegation from the Pakistan Textile Manufacturers Association (APTMA) led by Gohar Ijaz Leader met with Punjab Secretary Secretary Jawwad Rafique Malik and informed him of the problems faced by export-oriented textile industries after the coronavirus pandemic. .
The Chief Secretary assured the delegates of the full cooperation of the Punjab government and said that all possible steps would be taken to resolve the problems of the textile industry.
The delegation consisted of APTMA Chairman Punjab Adil Bashir, Secretary General Raza Baqir, Senior Deputy Chair Raheem Nasir and renowned industrialist Kamran Arshad.