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Decision to take strict action against Timber mafia and to open Multan-Sukkur Motorway without further delay; Standing Committee directed to appoint Director General of Federal Directorate of Education as per existing rules; The employees of all Depa
Monday, 26th August, 2019

Islamabad(                              ) Strict action should be taken against Timber mafia and Multan-Sukkur Motorway may be opened without further delay. These directions were passed by the Standing Committee on Government Assurances during its meeting held in Parliament House. The meeting was chaired by Chairman Standing Committee Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar. The meeting was informed that under Green Pakistan Programme (ten billion tree Tsunami Programme) ten billion trees would be planted or regenerated throughout the country with the cost of 125 billion rupees. It was informed to the Standing Committee that PC-I of Green Pakistan Programme would be passed in next week and thereafter implementation work would start. It was brought to the notice of the Committee that on one hand the government was struggling to plant the trees and on the other hand the timber mafia was engaged for deforestation. So the Standing Committee directed the concerned authorities to take strict actions against the timber mafia. The Standing Committee was briefed that Multan-Sukkur Motorway would be completed in a period of three weeks. However, due to non-availability of staff of Motorway Police it could not be open. The Standing Committee took serious notice of it and directed that Ministry of Communications and NHA should open Multan-Sukkur Motorway forthwith and no further delay in this regard would be tolerated. The Standing Committee took notice of non-appointment of Director General of Federal Directorate of Education and directed Ministry of Education to send a penal of suitable candidates to Establishment Division on or before 1st October 2019 so that a full time Director General may be appointed against the vacant position. It was informed to the Standing Committee that besides employees of National Assembly and Senate of Pakistan some employees of allied departments and agencies also serve during the Budget Sessions. The Minister of State for Finance announced honoraria for them. Similarly, honoraria was announced for those employees during previous Budget Session but honoraria could not be given to those employees by their departments. The Minister of State for Finance informed the Standing Committee that the case was discussed in the Cabinet which has already endorsed the payment of honoraria. So the Standing Committee directed all concerned departments to pay honoraria to their those employees who have been serving during these Budget Sessions.

The meeting was presided over by the Chairman Standing Committee of National Assembly on Government Assurances, Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar and attended by Members National Assembly Mr. Mujahid Ali, Chaudhary Armghan Subhani, Mr. Usman Ibrahim, Ms. Tahir Aurangzeb, MNA/Mover and Moulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali, MNA/Mover. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Ali Muhammad Khan was also present in the meeting. Secretary, Parliamentary Affairs, Vice Chancellor, Quaid-e-Azam University, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Education, Director General, International Taxes, General Manager, Motorway (M-4), Secretary, Federal Board of Revenue and many other senior civil officers attended the meeting.