OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Terming his secision of bringing in some 20,000 new Yellow Cabs as a revolutionary step, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday announced that 40 per cent of the Cabs would be distributed in the districts of South Punjab. The Yellow Cab scheme is a revolutionary step of the Punjab Government, which will not only provide job opportunities to the youth but also help eliminate unemployment, said Shahbaz while presiding over a meeting held here. It was participated in by with Senators Ishaq Dar, Pervaiz Rashid, Chief Secretary, Chairman of thr Planning and Development, Secretaries of Finance and Transport and senior officials of the Bank of Punjab as well as concerned officers. The meeting also gave fhe Final shape to the matters, including distribution, of the Yellow Cab Scheme. Addressing the meeting, Shahbaz Sharif said the Punjab Government is taking solid steps for elimination of poverty and unemployment in the province, and huge funds have been allocated during the current fiscal year for this purpose. He said that besides providing loans, decision of launching yellow cab scheme has also been taken enabling the educated youth to stand on their own feet. He said transparency was the hallmark of the Punjab government, and like the Aashiyana and other projects, the Yellow Cab Scheme would also be completed in a most transparent manner. He said that an effective system would also be evolved for scrutinizing the particulars of successful applicants in the balloting of yellow cab so that only deserving persons should benefit from this scheme. He directed to evolve the system of balloting at tehsil level instead of district level so that equal opportunities of getting vehicles could be available to all. He said that a wide media campaign would be launched from July 15 for public awareness regarding important points of the scheme, after that the process of receipt of applications would be started. He said that besides representation of all divisions, such persons would also be invited for balloting as have prominent place in the society and everyone has confidence in them. Earlier, Secretary Finance, Tariq Bajwa, highlighting important points of yellow scheme, told that after negotiations with the concerned company, Rs.40 core have been saved in the purchase of vehicles and out of 20,000 yellow cabs, 80 per cent would be Mehran and 20 per cent Bolan vehicles. He also informed about the schedule of applications and parameters for getting these vehicles and told that forms would also be available on the website of Punjab Bank and Transport Department as well as in the branches of Bank of Punjab whereas these forms would also be published in the newspapers. Participants of the meeting also presented their suggestions with regard to this sceme.