Participants of 52nd course of PNWC Lahore visits CM office

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The participants of the 52nd course of Pakistan Navy War College (PNWC) Lahore under the leadership of Commandant Commodore Rear Admiral Shifaat Ali Khan visited Chief Minister Office 90 Quaid-e-Azam Road. Minister for Environment, Cooperatives and Parliamentary Affairs Muhammad Basharat Raja and Provincial Minister for Higher Education Raja Yasir Humayoun welcomed the delegation on behalf of Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi. The 111-member delegation from the Naval War College included 14 faculty members and 42 officers from friendly countries. Chief Secretary Punjab Abdullah Khan Sumbal briefed the delegation on the initiatives and development projects of the Punjab government. The Provincial Ministers and the Chief Secretary also answered the questions of the participants of the PNWC course. Provincial Minister Mohammad Basharat Raja while addressing the military officers said that PNWC established in Lahore is a unique and prestigious institution for advanced training of armed forces. “I am happy that the officers of Pakistan Army, Air Force and friendly countries are also being trained in the college”, exclaimed the minister. Referring to Chairman Imran Khan’s vision and leadership of Chief Minister Ch. Pervez Elahi, he said that under the Annual Development Program (ADP) of Punjab this year, work is underway on 3791 ongoing and 1133 new schemes. “Under Sehat Insaf Card initiative, the entire population of Punjab has been provided with universal health coverage and 125 billion rupees have been allocated for Sehat Card scheme this year”, he said. Muhammad Basharat Raja said that the rate of utilization of development funds in the province reached the highest level. “An environment endowment fund of 103.5 billion rupees has been established under the Punjab Green Development Program”, elaborated Mr. Raja. He said that 30 eco-friendly electric buses are also being introduced for the first time besides mobile anti-smog squads have been established to deal with the problem of air pollution including smog. On this occasion, Higher Education Minister Raja Yasir Humayoun said that the Punjab government has allocated 5 billion rupees for after-noon classes in schools. “The scope of various IT programs including e-Pay is being extended for the promotion of information technology” said Humayoun. He said that development budget of worth 240 billion rupees was allocated for South Punjab in the current fiscal year. Commandant PNWC Rear Admiral Shifaat Ali Khan highlighted the activities of his college while thanking Chief Minister Ch. Pervez Elahi for his hospitality. He presented a commemorative shield and painting to Raja Basharat for the Chief Minister while Raja Basharat gave a souvenir to Commandant Navy War College on behalf of the Chief Minister.

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