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National Culture Policy to be announced on Feb 25

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The National Assembly was informed today that National Culture Policy will be announced on 25th of this month.

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb told the House during questions hour that the policy envisages measures to revive endangered and extinct cultures.

She said this policy includes education on cultural diversity and necessary awareness campaigns. She said the policy has been framed after getting inputs from the provincial governments.

Minister of State for Maritime Affairs Jaffer Iqbal told the House that thirty railway stations are being upgraded at an estimated cost of 2972.95 million rupees.

Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Division Raja Javed Ikhlas told the House that two nuclear power plants of 2400 megawatts are near completion.

He said the government is focusing on the exploitation of hydel resources as well as using LNG to produce cheap electricity.

Responding to a call attention notice, Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry said thousands of combing operations have been carried out against terrorists in Punjab. He said the security forces are taking action without any discrimination.

The House has now been adjourned to meet again on Monday at five p.m.

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