LAHORE: The Punjab government is holding its 11th cabinet meeting on Friday (today) and taking up the crucial ‘subsidy on export of sugar’ as well as levy of Re1 per litre as aquifer tariff on water bottling and beverages companies across the province – on account of extraction of ground water in compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court.

The cabinet meeting, to be presided over by Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, is also scheduled considering extending jurisdiction of Fort Munro Development Authority to include whole tribal area of Dera Ghazi Khan and renaming it as “Koh-i-Suleman Development Authority”.

The school education department will present amendments to Transfer Policy of 2013 for consideration and approval.

The finance department has five-point agenda for the consideration of the cabinet – audit report on the accounts of the C&W, HUD & PHE, Irrigation, LG&CD departments and the Infrastructure Development Authority Punjab for the audit year 2018-19; reports on biannual monitoring on the implementation of seventh National Finance Commission Award for the periods from July to December 2016, January to June 2017 and July to December 2017; regularisation of support staff of Punjab Revenue Authority; resource mobilization proposals for financial year 2019-20; and appointment of general manager Punjab Pension Fund.

Published in Dawn, May 24th, 2019