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Punjab government introduces green card scheme for students

Lahore: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has said that the Punjab Government has introduced Green Card Scheme for the students of provincial metropolis, which will also be expanded to all cities of the province. Initiation of Student Green Card Scheme is a significant step towards ensuring socio-economic justice to the masses, he added.
Shahbaz Sharif observed that as many as one lakh, 25 thousand girl and boy students would benefit under the new scheme, he was addressing the initiation ceremony of Student Green Card Scheme, held under the auspices of Lahore Transport Company, at Chief Minister’s Secretariat, here today.
Advisors Begum Zakiya Shahnawaz, Zaeem Hussain Qadri, Chairman Lahore Transport Company, Kh. Ahmad Hasaan, Vice Chairman Mehr Ishtiaq Ahmed, Members Assembly, bus operators, parents, teachers and a large number of students were present on the occasion.
Addressing the ceremony, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that public transport system plays a crucial role in the progress and prosperity of every society, and asserted that Punjab Government has taken revolutionary measures to ensure provision of quality-oriented traveling facilities to the citizens, by streamlining the public transport system on modern lines. He said provision of best transport facilities to the citizens is the foremost duty of the state, but, unfortunately, this sector was neglected in the past.
The Chief Minister directed that all buses, operating under the modern public transport system, should be kept neat and clean, the drivers and conductors should be in uniform and their attitude towards the passengers ought to be polite The Chief Minister further directed that the buses should be run with punctual timings, so that the passengers do not have to wait unnecessarily. Shahbaz Sharif thanked the Chairman Lahore Transport Company, Vice Chairman, his entire team and bus operators for their efforts regarding initiation of Student Green Card Scheme.

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