All-out resources for South Punjab uplift: CM


Says ADP book for region compiled and foundation of Bahawalpur secretariat to be laid soon

Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Monday declared that fruit of development is an equal right of the people of South Punjab and the PTI is committed to eliminate sense of deprivation of people of the region by giving them their due rights.

“The Punjab government spare no effort to bring all backward areas on a par back with the developed areas of the province as a result of the composite development strategy.”

The chief minister regretted the past governments befooled the people of south Punjab with empty slogans and wasted the resources, meant for south Punjab’s development, on projects of their choice.

“The funds for South Punjab were transferred to other projects by imposing a cut on the budget meant for South Punjab,” he deplored.

The CM said a separate budget has been prepared for the progress and prosperity of the people of south Punjab.

Sharing details, Usman Buzdar said that a huge sum of Rs189 billion has been earmarked for South Punjab which makes up 35 percent of the total budget.

Meanwhile, a separate ADP book of south Punjab has also been compiled and the foundation stone of the south Punjab secretariat will be laid soon in Bahawalpur after Multan, he added.

Likewise, the rules of business of the south Punjab secretariat have also been finalized and will be notified early, he said.

Together with it, it has been decided in principle to allocate a 32 per cent quota for south Punjab youth in provincial recruitment.

A proposal is also under consideration to include the peripheral districts of Mianwali and Bhakkar in this quota, the CM disclosed. After this, the quota would swell to 35 per cent, he continued.

The PTI-led government has started numerous projects in south Punjab to meet the aspirations of the people and it will go to every extent to fulfil its commitment with south Punjab, concluded the CM.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar cautioned the masses that the fourth corona wave is knocking the doors due to the non-implementation of corona related SOPs and casual social behaviour of citizens.

The chief minister regretted the corona cases are increasing due to the little practice of following SOPs at markets and other public places. He asked the citizens to continue following SOPs and get themselves vaccinated as well.


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