Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is Going to Launch Punjab Agriculture, Food & Drug Authority

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday said that setting up
the Punjab Agriculture, Food & Drug Authority is an important step towards
provision of quality medicines and food items to the people of the province.
The CM expressed these views while addressing a meeting at
the Civil Secretariat through a video link, which considered the matters
relating to the Punjab Agriculture, Food & Drug Authority.
Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that the Punjab
Agriculture, Food & Drug Authority
would become fully operational
during the current year. Issuing instructions for activating the board of the
authority immediately, he said he will preside over the meeting of the board.
Shahbaz Sharif directed that the matters regarding construction of the offices
of the authority should be finalised and work be started.
He directed that the best international firm should be
selected for this purpose in a transparent manner. The chief minister directed
that human resource should be selected on merit and special attention should be
paid to its training. Shahbaz Sharif said the Punjab government was also
establishing state-of-the art drug testing labs in the province and five such
labs would start functioning in the province by June 2017.

The meeting was informed that a site had been selected at
Tokhar Niaz Baig for the offices of Punjab Agriculture, Food & Drug
Source: The News

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