Punjab CM Buzdar, PA Speaker Ch Pervaiz Elahi discuss political situation
September 8, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Assembly Speaker Ch Pervaiz Elahi called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday. They discussed the political situation and matters of mutual interest. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has approved Punjab Employment Scheme worth Rs.30 billion. In this regard, MD PSIC gave a briefing to the CM about the salient features of the scheme and informed the participants that an online portal has also been created in collaboration with the PITB. Giving details of this initiative, the chief minister stated this scheme is aimed at developing small and medium enterprises and restoration of corona-affected businesses in the province. Under the scheme, soft loan up to Rs 10 million will be provided for existing business or launch of the new venture and the transgender community, along with men and women, are eligible to apply. The rate of mark up for womenfolk is kept less, he added. The CM directed to launch this scheme in the current month as businesses have been affected due to corona and the government is going to provide a major relief to the affectees.