The Punjab Assembly was informed on Wednesday that provincial government has established an institution in Lahore ‘Darul Kafalah’ for the assistance and welfare of beggars.

In reply to a question during the Question Hour session, the Parliamentary Secretary for Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Mal Haji Muhammad Ilyas Ansari an anti-beggary drive is also underway in Rawalpindi and Faisalabad with the help of respective district governments.

In another query, he replied that social welfare department is taking all possible measures for the welfare and assistance of needy and poor segment of the society aimed at mitigating their sufferings.

He said that an amount of fifty thousand is being paid to the needy and poor patients in the hospitals while a marriage grant of twenty of 20 thousand is given to needy and poor girls.  

Replying to a question, he said that thirty six Darul Aman are running across the province.

Responding to questions, the Punjab Minister for Agriculture Naeem Akhtar said that the government has initiated many projects for the development of tunnel farming.

He said that fruit and vegetable development project and promotion of tunnel technology project are being executed across the province.

The house also passed four bills today. Later the house was adjourned to meet again tomorrow morning at ten.

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