Punjab government sanctions solar panels for homes using up to 500 units of electricity.

big Relief on Solar Panels

The Punjab cabinet has endorsed solar systems for 4.5 million users consuming up to 500 units of electricity. This decision was taken during the 11th cabinet session led by Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz.

“We are introducing solar systems to 4.5 million users consuming up to 500 units,” stated Maryam Nawaz. “Concerns over rising electricity bills are widespread among the public. Working with my team, we have identified a solution.”

 The cabinet further sanctioned a standardized edition of the Holy Quran and authorized the University of Health Sciences to administer the MD CAT 2024 exam. They also endorsed a revised process for appointing divisional directors of education and college principals, while discontinuing the two-year Pharmacy Assistant Course.

In an effort to safeguard the environment, the cabinet revised the Boilers and Pressure Vessels Ordinance 2002 to prohibit substandard oil. They also updated the Punjab Mining Concession Rules 2002 and established a Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate within the Department of Law and Parliamentary Affairs.

The cabinet entered into an MoU with the World Food Program, revised the Punjab Police Service Rules, and extended the jurisdiction of the Walled City of Lahore Authority to cover the entire Punjab. They also approved the resignation of the president of the Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank Limited and appointed interim and permanent replacements.

Additionally, the cabinet sanctioned a 15 million euro grant from KFW Development Bank for the “Green Energy Project,” which includes the solarization of schools and hospitals.