No words to describe ‘decade of devastation’: CM Says past govt left liabilities of Rs1,300b, 4,000 incomplete schemes



Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday declared that the PTI-led government inherited large throw-forward liabilities of Rs1,300 billion when it came into power in 2018.

“The past rulers left behind 4,000 incomplete schemes and cheques valuing Rs56 billion were bounced due to lack of cash cover as the past rulers left for us drained out treasury”, the chief minister regretted and added that the previous government
took overdrafts of Rs41 billion.

Sharing facts and figure about the past rulers misdeeds, Sradar Usman Buzdar said the past government, intentionally, left various schemes incomplete including the new Punjab Assembly building, Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology, Trimmu Thermal
Power Project, Pakpattan Hydropower Project, Marala Hydropower Project, PKLI and Orange Line Metro Train etc.

“The story of devastation and institutional decay during the ‘decade of destruction’ cannot be explained in words,” he claimed and
added in fact, there is a long list of incomplete schemes and the PTI government worked day and night to rectify the direction of the province by introducing holistic reforms to improve governance and service delivery.

He claimed the PTI government is Providing ample resources to every district to ensure composite development in different areas of the province.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday attended the oath-taking ceremony of the new Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Mr Justice Ameerud Din Bhatti at Governor House. He felicitated the new CJ and expressed good
wishes for him.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar visited the residence of Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari on Tuesday to condole the death of his father-in-law Sardar Naeem Mazari.

The CM offered Fateha for the departed soul and extended sympathies to the bereaved family.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar also expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of Malik Mushtaq Ahmed, father of Malik Umer Farooq, Special Assistant to CM on Youth & Sports.

The CM extended sympathies to the bereaved family and
prayed for the salvation of the departed soul.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar directed all the departments concerned to make full preparations and remain on high alert to deal with the possible threat of floods during the monsoon season.

Usman Buzdar directed the departments
concerned to monitor water flow in the rivers round-the-clock.

An emergency plan should be chalked out at district level so as to cope with any disaster, he ordered.

The chief minister said that to take out the rain water from the inundated areas, de-watering sets must be kept functional.


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