LAHORE - Chief Secretary Punjab Javed Mahmood has directed all the departments to remain vigilant for coping with emergency situation in case of terrorism and natural calamity. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting regarding defence planning at the Civil Secretariat here on Saturday. Representatives of the federal government and armed forces besides senior officers of Home, Police and other departments also attended the meeting. Briefing was given by Home Department, Rescue-1122, Police, Prosecution Service, Civil Defence, Communication & Works, Transport, Irrigation and other departments. Chief Secretary said a practicable plan should be evolved for coping with terrorism and emergent situation in an effective manner, which should be implemented in letter and spirit, and time should not be wasted through paper work. Unless the government officials will not work with full attention, hard work and dedication, we will not be bale to deliver anything to the people. If we have to save ourselves then we will have to work, he added. Chief Secretary said the government departments should come out of their shells and perform efficiently. Protection of the country is our collective responsibility and we shall have to play our role in this regard, he added. Earlier, it was informed by the Home Department that presently there is a threat at internal and external fronts regarding security and a detailed plan has been chalked out to cope with the same. It was further informed that along with registration of cases and rightful investigation by the police against the persons involved in terrorism, attention is also being paid to improving the standard of prosecution in the courts. Director General Rescue-1122, while informing about his plan in case of breaking out of fire, accidents at roads and collapse of building, explosions and other emergent situation, said that gathering of people at the site of accident creates hurdles in the provision of relief activities. He informed that in the present situation, the scope of emergent services is being expanded to more areas. Chief Secretary directed that maximum funds should be provided for this purpose. Chief Secretary said the wastage of public funds should be strictly checked and with the construction of any government building, staff and other equipment should immediately be provided there. He directed Additional Chief Secretary to prepare a detailed report regarding needs and difficulties of Civil Defence and Rescue-1122 after holding detail meetings with them. The meeting was also informed about security of important installations and bridges by the C&W Department as well as defence plan regarding barrages by Irrigation Department. Fed Min Food calls on CM Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture Nazar Muhammad Gondal met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif at Chief Ministers Secretariat here on Saturday. The matters pertaining to agriculture sector and mutual interest were discussed during the meeting. The CM, while talking to the Federal Minister, said the government had taken tangible measures for the welfare of cultivators and promotion of agriculture sector. The provision of tractors under Green Tractor Scheme and agri equipments to the farmers on subsidised rates is leaving a positive impact on the agriculture sector, he said, while adding that Rs 2 billion had been allocated in the budget for the Scheme. A subsidy of Rs 200,000 per tractor is being given to the cultivators. Modern technology is being promoted for increasing per acre yield and due return to the farmers of their produce has been ensured, he said.