LAHORE: On the directions of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, Punjab province showed excellent performance and took the lead regarding the celebration of Ashra Rehmatul-lil-Alameen as hundreds of thousands of ceremonies held in private and government institutions across the province. Special editions were published and programmes were broadcasted in print and electronic media highlighting the activities of Ashra Rehmatul-lil-Alameen. Husan-e-Qirat, Na’at, Speech, Competitions and Muhafil-e-Milad were also held in all the schools, colleges and universities across the province while in Lahore a Natia Mushahra was also held in Lahore. Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar also participated in a religious conference along with scholars belonging to a different school of thought. Chief Minister had announced the celebration of Ashra Rehmatul-lil-Alameen on 1st Rabi ul Awal and also announced to give Rehmatul-lil-Alameen medals to police and other law enforcing agencies officials. CM office and all other government buildings were also illuminated during Ashra Rehmatul-lil-Alameen. CM announced to increase scholarships for deserving students up to one billion. Seerat chairs were established in the universities of Multan, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Faisalabad, Chakwal and Okara. Chief Minister had attended the main ceremony presided over by PM Imran Khan. CM also visited central jail Kot Lakhpat and announced the prison’s package worth rupees 5.5 billion beside 60 days remission in inmates punishment. CM announced a security allowance equivalent to one basic pay not only for jail employees but also upgraded their posts and announced jail shuhada package. On the direction of CM, air coolers, exhaust fans, LED lights, additional fans, TV cable networks would also be installed. Similarly, sports and medical camps would be set up for inmates while a parole committee has been constituted for working on modalities release of ailing and senior handicapped inmates. Prison van and ambulance would also be provided on the directions of CM Punjab. CM also inaugurated a gym and fitness centre for prisoners. In connection with the celebration of Ashra Rehmatul-lil-Alameen, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar attended a Mehfil-e-Sama held at Lahore Arts Council; renowned Qawwal Abu Muhammad along with fellows presented Sufi Kalam, Hamd and Natia Qawali in different languages. Chief Minister also attended an “ISM-E-MUHAMMAD” calligraphic exhibition held under the auspices of Punjab Arts Council at Alhamra Arts Gallery and distributed medals among the position holder calligraphers. CM also attended Eid Milad-un-Nabi Mehfil at Jamia Masjid in CM Office and also visited Kashana along with his family and presented gifts to the children residing at Kashana and announced a tour of Murree and Lahore for them.