Funds allocated for S. Punjab can’t be spent anywhere else: Khawar

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Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Punjab on Information and Spokesperson Government of the Punjab Hasaan Khawar has said that the incumbent government is utilizing all available resources for development of South Punjab against the former governments which never exceeded political sloganeering.

The SACM said that due to special attentiveness of the Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and senior party leadership keeping in view the reservations of people of South Punjab, funds allocated for the area have been ring fenced and could not be spent on any other area.

These views were expressed by Hasaan Khawar while addressing a meeting of stakeholders on National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy Draft 2020.

He said that even today when it comes to legislation regarding South Punjab, all the political parties except PTI back off.

He was of the view that the Opposition, which had not been able to hold a long march in the last three years, will continue to make such hollow statements for the next two years as well. Referring to the Murree tragedy, he said that the report of the inquiry committee was in the final stages and would be released soon.

Terming the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy Draft 2020 as coherent and comprehensive, Hasaan Khawar said that policies have been formulated in this regard in the past too but lack of awareness and relevant capacity to act in the institutions, government and general public has been a stumbling block.

The provincial minister said that industries and business circles should point out the shortcomings in this policy so that the government can amend it accordingly.

He further said that energy efficiency is the future and the government would do its utmost to ensure implementation of this policy in order to conserve energy.

 

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