KHANEWAL

The Punjab government is uncertain about the local bodies elections after the decision of a Rawalpindi court, said Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood.

Addressing a press conference in Khanewal DCO office, he said that World Health Organisation was afraid of dengue and expecting death toll to reach 26,000, but the Punjab government took actions and controlled it to hundreds.

He said that experts from Sri Lanka and Indonesia had come to Pakistan to help the government but now they were using the Punjab model to control the disease. He said that this year a few dengue cases had been reported in Rawalpindi, Multan and Khanewal.

He said awareness was more effective than treatment. He said that the government was isolated internationally when it came to power in 2013 and foreign reserves were dried up. But now, he added, the international investors were investing in Pakistan and foreign reserves were at the highest level of the history.

He said corruption level was reducing. He said fund for the educational scholarships was enhanced to Rs14 billion. About 75 percent laptops were distributed to the students of middle class families, he said.

The provincial minster ordered the district administration to complete the ongoing projects and solve the public issues raised by the media at priority basis. He also advised the Khanewal DCO to remain in contact with media to know the public complaints. He was flanked by Adviser to CM on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique.