LAHORE, June 09:

                   The 63rd meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Legislative business was held at the Civil Secretariat under the chairmanship of Punjab Minister for Law and Cooperatives Raja Basharat.

                   Provincial Minister for Higher Education Raja Yasir Humayun and relevant secretaries also attended. The Cabinet Committee considered a number of legal agenda items and gave go ahead to some of them. Proposals approved included allocating a series of special numbers for Lahore High Court government vehicles, amending the Pakistan Penal Code Ordinance 2019 to prevent power theft moved by the Department of Energy, affiliation of educational institutions with private universities in Punjab. Guidelines 2021, Proposal by Punjab Energy Department to include private sector in power transmission, Proposal of Private Member Amendment Bill in Power Generation and distribution Act 1997 and Draft of Punjab Irrigated Forest and Ecotourism Act 2021. The Committee deferred proposed amendments to the Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974 and proposals for the establishment of University of Gujranwala and University of Attock and allocating quota in recruitment for South Punjab for further consideration on the objection of the Minister of Higher Education. The committee also endorsed the proceedings of the previous meeting.

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