LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar has announced to reimburse the salary of health workers that was deducted earlier as part of a donation.
The chief minister took notice of the health workers’ salary cut in Punjab and directed the authorities to reimburse their two-day salary, which was earlier deducted as part of a donation for the PM’s Coronavirus Relief Fund.
He clarified that the health workers’ salary will not be deducted. Moreover, a special allowance will be given to them. He earlier announced that the government will provide the doctors and paramedical staff a two months’ salaries for this month, as they are on the front lines against the coronavirus fight.
Earlier, Buzdar ordered a strict crackdown against hoarders and directed to show no tolerance to anyone who is found involved in hoarding and profiteering.
The chief minister directed concerned officials to carefully observe the process of the auction in markets. He also directed concerned authorities to ensure the provision of all items at the government’s fixed prices.
Punjab government has also released a list of 41 goods that cannot be hoarded according to the ordinance.