2021 was year of development for Punjab: Khawar


Special Assistant to Chief Minister and Spokesperson Punjab Government, Hasaan Khawar while extending new year felicitation to the nation has said that 2021 was year of development and progress for Punjab.


Giving details of the development projects, he said that in January 2021, the government launched a rapid and successful inoculation campaign against Corona in the province, laid foundation stone of Lahore-Sheikhupura dual carriage road at a cost of Rs 5 billion and introduced typhoid vaccination for the first time in Pakistan. He said that in February 2021, the Chief Minister of Punjab gave a historic development package of Rs. 15 billion to Rajanpur besides laid a foundation stone of the Central Business District in Lahore. In March 2021, the Punjab Chief Minister gave a huge development package of Rs. 1700 crore for Sargodha and Chiniot and also announced to complete Faisalabad, Chiniot, Sargodha Road as soon as possible.


Hassan Khawar said that in April 2021, inauguration of Kohsar University Murree, upgradation of 27,000 schools at a cost of Rs 50 billion, introducing the modern e-Abyina system were the achievements of the government. On the other side, distribution of Kisan Card from Multan is improving the condition of cultivators. He said that Naya Pakistan Housing Programme was launched in April LDA Citi Housing Scheme was inaugurated where 35 thousand houses will be constructed for the low income segment of the society.


He said that in May 2021, Sehat Insaf Card was formally launched from Sahiwal and DG Khana and allotment of 400 acres of land for Faisalabad Airport by CM are the major achievements of the incumbent government. He said that in the month of June 2021, the Punjab government gave a historic budget which took the Annual Development Programme of Punjab to 686 billion, the highest level in history.


The Spokesman of Punjab Government further stated that relief was provided to the common man by setting up of 337 Sahulat Bazaars in June 2021. Similarly, in June 2021, a huge amount of Rs 360 billion were allocated for the District Development Package. In July 2021, funds were released for the timely completion of all ongoing schemes.

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