Budget another feat in PTI’s cap: CM Says PM, his team lay foundation for long-lasting development

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Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday extended congratulations to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen and their team for presenting a balanced and public-friendly budget.

“PM Imran Khan-led economic team has announced long-lasting steps for composite development in the country and the budgetary announcements will further strengthen the economy.”

The CM regretted that the opposition behaved in an uncivilized and undemocratic manner as it has nothing left to criticise. No better budget can be presented in this situation, he maintained.

The common man has been provided facilities and the poor have not been burdened, he said and concluded that the federal budget will pave the way for economic development.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar visited Head Qadirabad Barrage to review the inflow and outflow of water.

On the occcasion, the chief minister was informed that out of the available 32 thousand cusec water, 22 thousand cusec water is released to Qadirabad-Balloki Link Canal while the rest of the 10,000 cusec water is discharged to the river.

The CM directed to repair the rest houses and residential buildings of the irrigation department along with the restoration of the road link between the irrigation colony and the barrage.

He also directed to complete arrangements for meeting the possible threat of flood in monsoon season and made it clear that no negligence will be tolerated.

Arrangements for dealing with flood be given final shape without any delay, he directed and regretted the departments had made a habit of showing some exhibitory activity in an hour of need but this will not be tolerated. The CM also directed his staff to resolve the problems of locals who gathered to meet him.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said child labour is a lingering problem with numerous socio-economic ramifications.

In his message, the CM said involving children in labour is a criminal activity. The government is working hard to overcome this nagging threat, he said and added that every segment of the society should come forward to lend a helping hand in this regard.

The government has taken several steps to eliminate child labour through effective legislation and it is fully determined to save the children from this illegal pursuit.

Today, the whole society should commit to accelerating collective efforts to root out the menace of child labour from the society; the CM concluded.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the loss of lives in a road accident near Khuzdar, Baluchistan and extended sympathies to the bereaved heirs.

In a statement, the CM has prayed for early recovery of the injured adding that the Punjab government fully shares the grief of the affected families.