LAHORE: Chief Minister (CM) on Sunday inaugurated Lahore-Kasur-Ganda Singhwala Road near Chungi Amer Sadhu. The project had been completed at a cost of Rs 3.75 billion, an official handout said. He said the road would have a positive impact on the country’s economy.

Later, the CM distributed regularisation letters among 1,600 employees of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) and the Traffic Engineering and Planning Agency (TEPA) at Alhamra Hall. He said 215 LDA, 1,318 WASA and 66 TEPA employees would be benefited by the regularisation. In addition, 104 such employees, not falling under the category due to overage, had also been made permanent, he added. He said the permanent employees would get conveyance allowance and group insurance.

He said the government had increased an employment quota to 20 percent for the children of LDA employees from Grade 1 to Grade 5. The government had given employment to 235 children of such employees, he added. He also announced a 20 percent quota for LDA employees, who had completed 10 years in service, in the government housing. Earlier, the CM inaugurated the Seerat Academy and Quran Complex at the Scoth Corner on the Mall.

The CM said the Seerat Academy would spread Islamic teachings according to the real sense of the religion. He said most of the modern research on Islam would be available at the Seerat Academy and Quran Complex. Punjab Quran Board chairman Qari Hafeez Jalandhari also spoke on the occasion. Elahi said an auditorium had been constructed with a capacity of 700 people and a conference hall with a capacity of 200 people at the 47-kanal Seerat Academy and Quran Complex. A Quran Museum had also been set up in Quran Complex to save the primitive and unique manuscripts of Quran, he added. He said the complex would offer MA and PhD degrees in Seerat studies.

Sorce: Daily Times