LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has ordered the administration to implement the law on one-dish feast and timings of marriage halls.

In a handout issued from CM secretariat on Monday, the chief minister ordered the provincial, divisional and district administrations to ensure implementation of the law at any cost. He also warned of stern action over any negligence.

Separately, PML-N MPAs greeted Shahbaz Sharif him on the formal inauguration of Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Programme.

They hailed Shahbaz Sharif for introducing “Pakiyan Sarkaan - Saukhay Panday” calling it a revolutionary programme which will result in strengthening rural economy and infrastructure.

Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif promised the programme will prove to be a milestone in the progress and prosperity of rural areas. He added he will personally monitor this programme.

“A huge sum of Rs15 billion is being spent on the construction and rehabilitation of more than 2000 km long roads in the first phase of this project during the current fiscal year,” he informed his party workers.

He further detailed the minimum width of rural roads will be increased from 10 feet to 12 feet. This project will be executed speedily and transparently while a high standard of construction will also be maintained in accordance with the policy of the Punjab government, the CM added.

Shahbaz also directed the assembly members to personally supervise repair and rehabilitation work of roads in their respective areas.

Later on Monday, MNA from Muzaffargarh (Kot Addu) Sultan Mehmood Hanjra called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

On his request, the chief minister constituted a cabinet committee for giving status of Tehsil to Chowk Sarwar Shaheed. Development schemes for Muzaffargarh were also discussed in the meeting.

Also, Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting through video link at Civil Secretariat which considered various proposals for launching a campaign against adulteration in the province.

Addressing the meeting, Shahbaz Sharif said that it is the obligation of the state to ensure provision of high quality and hygienic food items to the citizens and Punjab government will efficiently discharge its responsibilities in this regard. He said that the elements involved in adulteration are enemies of humanity and deserve no leniency. The meeting decided to take stern action over sale of adulterated items. The chief minister directed concerned departments and agencies to evolve a comprehensive and effective action plan against adulteration. He said that the elements selling adulterated food items should be put behind the bars and necessary amendments in the laws should be considered for this purpose. Moreover, he said, a comprehensive plan should be evolved while a system should also be devised for its effective implementation. The Chief Minister said that a comprehensive mechanism should be devised at provincial, divisional, district and Tehsil levels in this regard. Provincial Ministers Bilal Yasin, Ch Muhammad Shafiq, Advisor Health Kh Salman Rafiq, Member Provincial Assembly Dr Nadia Aziz, Chief Secretary, concerned Secretaries and senior officials attended the meeting.