LAHORE: The Punjab government will provide foolproof security to the Sikh pilgrims coming to Punjab to participate in the four-day Vaisakhi festival.

A meeting chaired by minorities minister Ramesh Singh Arora and attended by the home secretary and other officials concerned discussed the matters surrounding the security of the Sikh pilgrims.

The meeting decided to install CCTV cameras on all routes to be used by the Sikh visitors. The home department will set up a control room to monitor security arrangements.

Vaisakhi, the Punjabi harvest festival, starts on April 13 or April 14 every year. Vaisakh is also a month in the Punjabi calendar.

FUND: The Punjab finance department has agreed to sanction and release Rs1.4m through technical supplementary grants to the director general Anti-Corruption Establishment for secret service expenditure during the current financial year 2023-24.

Published in Dawn, April 2nd, 2024

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