Opp playing musical chairs to stay in power: Firdous

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Amraiz Khan

Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is committed to transforming Lahore into a modern and developed city.

“The Central Business District Project will boost economic activities in the city, include Rs1,300 billion in the national economy and help get Rs250 billion tax.”

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Dr Firdous said that the Ravi Urban Development Project has been started to accommodate the rising population in the provincial metropolis.

She said that PTI is contemplating challenging the Election Commission’s decision in the High Court instead of the Supreme Court and the final decision will be taken by the PM.

The Special Assistant said the Punjab government is qualified and committed to implementing the election schedule submitted to the Supreme Court about the local body elections but open balloting and other reforms are under consultation to save it from horse-trading.

Meanwhile, the horse-trading has transferred to Islamabad where Bilawal and Maryam Safdar have joined hands to save their corruption.

Dr Firdous said the opposition’s whole politics revolve around corruption and both the parties played a musical chair to continue their stay in power. She disclosed that PM Imran Khan is reforming the economic system adding that the new LNG agreement with Qatar will save $300 million annually.

The SACM said the PTI government has started providing shelter to the shelterless and low-cost housing project is going to be launched at Tehsil level in Punjab and banks will provide loans to low-grade employees.

The applicants will become the owner of their house in Rs11 lac while paying Rs7500 monthly instalment, she further said.

The government has linked Arazi Record Centers with 8 thousand NADRA centers and a proposal is under consideration to outsource it for saving the people from corruption, she said.

Dr Firdous alleged that both PPP and PML-N have joined hands over the Senate election in Punjab adding that PML-N leaders are used to speaking lies. Those who don’t have votes are trying to get elect favorites with the power of money, she said.

The Special Assistant said PTI believes that transparent election is the need of the hour.
At the time of electoral reforms, the opposition tried to include a bargaining section with the NAB but Imran Khan refused to bail out the corrupt.

PTI will gain the majority in the Senate and legislation will be made to restore the respect of vote but if the opposition doesn’t cooperate the electoral reforms dream will not materialize, concluded the SACM.