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LAHORE, Jan 18: The Lahore Development Authority administration has established a new directorate of record management under the administrative control of the additional director general (housing).

The main objective of establishing a new wing is to avoid frequent incidence of theft, missing or destroying of property files and to maintain the relevant record in a safe custody of responsible officials, says a press release issued here on Friday.

It says the LDA director general has approved the creation one post of Director (BS-19) and three of Deputy Directors (BS-18) by abolishing posts of Deputy Director (Architect) and Deputy Director (Research and Evaluation), and four posts of Assistant Director (Architect) for the new directorate.

At least 15 posts of subject specialists have also been re-designated as Assistant Director (BS-17) for posting them in the new directorate.

The Directorate of Record Management will preserve the record in a professional manner at a secure place and keep ownership details and other vital information of each property at the central place.

“It will provide a platform for digitalization of property files and minimize chances of fraudulent transaction that mostly occur due to a theft of property files,” the release said.

DIRECTIVE: The City District Government of Lahore directed on Friday all drug inspectors to inspect medical stores in order to check the quality of medicine.

“As no-one is above the law, the officials shouldn’t compromise on the standard of the life-saving drugs. Inspectors should take action if they find medical stores involved in selling substandard or expired medicines,” the DCO said while presiding over a meeting of district quality control board here.

The meeting reviewed 29 cases of different medical stores which were sealed for not following rules and regulations.

The participants recommended initiation of legal action against 15 medical stores’ owners by forwarding their cases to the drug court.

Cases of three medical stores were referred to the Punjab Quality Control Board while another was kept pending for further decision.

The DCO also sought registration of a case against the owner of Ghousia Pharmacy inside CMH, Lahore.

He directed the officials to cancel the drug sale license of Rana Medical Store (General Hospital), Jinnah Medical Store and Ghousia Pharmacy inside CMH, Lahore.

He directed officials to seal Ehsan Medical and General Store (Daroghawala), Rana Medical Store and Shahida Qadri Memorial Clinic in Shalimar Town.