New era of uplift ushers in South Punjab: CM


Says PTI government will fulfil every promise made with people

Staff Reporter

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Thursday declared that the PTI-led government has eliminated the sense of deprivation of people of South Punjab and a new era of development has been started to include south Punjab in the development process.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said the PTI government has fulfilled every promise made with the people.

“The incumbent government believes in performance instead of hollow slogans”, he claimed and regretted that south Punjab was badly ignored as the past governments continued to beguile the people while spending south Punjab’s budget in areas of their choice.

He iterated that the south Punjab secretariat has been given administrative autonomy and 17 departments are attached with it.

Now, the people will not have to travel to Lahore for the solution of their problems, he continued. The incumbent government is giving the people of south Punjab their rights and its budget will not be appropriated for any other purpose, he stated.

On the other hand, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said the steps taken for the betterment of farmers have started yielding positive results to develop the agriculture sector on modern lines.

The chief minister expressed satisfaction that the record harvest of wheat, sugarcane and other crops has been achieved in 2020-21. The 40kg support price of wheat and sugarcane has been ensured at the rate of Rs1,800 and Rs200, respectively, he said.

Meanwhile, 2.09 million ton wheat, 57 million ton sugarcane, 56.82 lakh ton potatoes, 19.25 lakh ton green gram, 78.52 lakh ton maize, 53 lakh ton paddy rice and 90 thousand ton sesame crops have been produced in Punjab, added Usman Buzdar.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the death of Hafiz Zaheer Awan, a senior journalist.

In a condolence message, he extended sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to them to bear the loss with fortitude.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Senior Journalist Raheem Ullah Yousafzai.

The Chief Minister extended heartfelt sympathies and condolence to the bereaved family members. Usman Buzdar paid homage to the invaluable services of the late in the field of journalism and termed his death an irreversible loss for the journalism.

He said that death of Raheem Ullah bring a golden and enlighten chapter of journalism to an end and the vacuum created by his death cannot be filled. The Chief Minister said that Raheem Ullah Yousafzai was a national asset and his services will long be remembered.

He prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.

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