LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has inaugurated “Helmet for All” campaign at 90-Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Thursday.

The chief minister said the Punjab government was launching a programme of giving free helmets to the deserving youth throughout province and in the first phase, 20 thousand helmets would be provided on merit. Shahbaz said the policy of distributing helmets would be given final shape within few days and this programme would be implemented in phases. He said in addition to helmet, we would also give solar lamps to the students of the schools under ‘Ujala Programme’.

He disclosed that an agreement with the Chinese company for provision of solar lamps had been made and Chinese company under the agreement besides supplying solar lamps, would also provide 10,000 solar lamps free of cost to the Punjab government.

The CM said when the PML-N came into power, Rescue-1122 was working only in three districts and now this service had been extended to 36 districts whereas its scope was also being extended to tehsil level.

Shahbaz said the PML-N government was committed to work with sincerity on every front. He said that Punjab government was leading all in eliminating corruption and promoting transparency and the international institutions including Transparency International had declared Punjab the most transparent province.

Shahbaz distributed helmets among youth on behalf of Safe Communities Pakistan. Later, he inaugurated the rally of motorcyclists wearing helmets and he also rode a bike by wearing helmet. Former UK Member Parliament Ch Sarwar, Punjab Police Inspector General and Rescue-1122 DG also addressed the function.