MULTAN-Punjab Governor Malik Rafiq Rajwana has said that all-out resources are being utilised to promote skill-based higher education in the province.

Talking with Vice Chancellor of Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Multan here on Monday, the governor said that the BZU Engineering Department would be upgraded to fulfil the requirements of current age. “We’re determined to enable our new generations to face the challenges of future successfully,” he declared.

Governor Rajwana noted that the technology has always been an element of utmost importance for all societies. “Today the technology is making advancement at a very higher pace. We want our youth to learn and adopt this technology to compete with the world,” he added. He said that our youth was full of talent and they just needed opportunities.

He said that the BZU Engineering Department would be provided all needed resources. “It will help produce precious human resource like engineers for CPEC and other mega projects,” he pointed out. He asked the VC to send proposals to his office on this topic.

Earlier, talking to the residents of area while visiting Basti Buch, Rafique Rajwana said that the government has achieved laudable results through good management and utilisation of limited resources to offer relief to the public and resolve their problems. He added that no stone would be left unturned to offer relief to the people. He said that a public demand regarding construction of an underpass to connect UC-32 with UC-41 was currently under consideration and the Commissioner Multan had been directed to give expert opinion on this issue. “If the engineers do not point out any technical issue in the project, it will be approved. Otherwise an overhead steel bridge will be installed for the safe crossing,” he declared.

CATTLE MARKETS BEING

MADE MODEL ONE

The government has abolished all kinds of tax from livestock and all cattle markets are being turned into model markets, disclosed Muhammad Ali Khokhar, Chairman of Multan Cattle Market Management Company.

He revealed this while chairing a meeting of company’s board of management here on Monday. He added that the cattle traders were offered all facilities including security for free at the cattle markets. “We’re taking these initiatives to protect the traders from extortionists so that they can do their business in a secure and free environment,” he claimed.

Speaking on this occasion, the Commissioner Multan division Bilal Ahmad Butt directed the deputy commissioners of all districts to send their recommendations for improvement of infrastructure and provision of facilities at cattle markets in their respective districts to him. “We’ll discuss these recommendations in the board meeting and steps will be taken to improve the condition of the markets,” he added.

He said that the motive behind establishing model cattle markets was to offer all facilities to the traders and customers at one place. He directed the concerned officials to set up small markets in different areas for abolishing illegal markets. He declared that strict monitoring of new small markets would be done.

Mayor Naveedul Haq Arrain said that the new markets should be established while keeping a certain distance from the road. “It is necessary to avoid traffic issues,” he added.

New managing director of the company briefed the participants of the meeting on the performance of the company.