MULTAN-The government is going to establish a Model Cattle Market at a cost of Rs1,200 million in Multan, disclosed Bilal Ahmad Butt, Commissioner Multan division.
Chairing a meeting here on Tuesday, the Commissioner further revealed that the market would be established on 43 acres of land and its PC-1 has been sent to the provincial government for approval. He directed the concerned officials to ensure recovery from all cattle markets of Multan division. He also issued order for the constitution of a committee to address the complaints of traders and contractors. The commissioner issued order for launching of crackdown against illegal cattle markets and directed the concerned officials to deploy security guards at all cattle markets.
The officiating MD of cattle market Rana Akhlaq Ahmad told the Commissioner that a security company had been hired to deploy security guards while Rs. 36 million had been recovered from the markets in last three months.
YOUTH ENCOURAGED TO SPORTS
Vice chancellor of Bahauddin Zakariya University Prof Tahir Ameen has stressed on the youth to take maximum part in sports for improving their physical strength and health, adding that the latest technology has drifted the young generation away from the playground.
Addressing the participants of a sports gala organised by Gillani Law College here on Tuesday, he added that the immunity in the young generation had decreased due to their low participation in sporting activities. He noted that we needed to improve the physical health of the youth to develop an energetic and intelligent nation. “A healthy body possesses a healthy brain,” he asserted. The VC said that special initiatives were taken to promote sports among the students of BZU and sports competitions were organised at hostel and department levels. He pointed out that the students of BZU participated in international sports competitions and raised the flag of Pakistan.