Provision of free electricity a pro-poor initiative of PML-N: CM

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Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz Sharif has said that the provision of free electricity, after free medicines and subsidized flour, is a pro-poor initiative of the PMLN-led government and added that many more steps will also be taken.

The government is fully cognizant of the plight of the people and giving relief to the people is the priority and will remain so, he said.

The government is making sincere efforts to alleviate the sufferings of people and it’s hoped that the facility of free electricity will bring relief to them. He said that politics will continue; now, it is an issue of working for the State. The purpose is to redress the sufferings of the common man, he added.

The CM said that the Punjab government would pay the bills of those using up to 100 units of electricity. He said that 55 million people in the province would be provided free electricity from this month. The Punjab government will pay the bills in August. The Chief Minister Punjab Roshan Gharana Program has been launched this month and every effort is being made to take care of the economy and provide relief to the common man, he maintained.

Hamza Shahbaz said that the launch of this program is a manifestation of the sincere intentions of this government to give relief to the public. He said that slogans are not chanted by this government but promises are fulfilled and acted upon because providing solid relief to the citizens is the main agenda of the PML-N.

He was talking to the parliamentarians who called on Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz in Model Town on Tuesday. The parliamentarians appreciated the historic initiative of Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz in announcing a free electricity supply to the people of Punjab. PMLN MPA from Gujranwala Ashraf Anzari also called on Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz. Yunis Ansari and others were also present. Ashraf Ansari and Yunis Ansari congratulated Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz on the people-friendly announcement of providing free electricity.

A delegation of Kisan Ittehad also called on Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz Sharif and discussed proposals for solving the problems of farmers. Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz directed to form the group to formulate workable proposals for solving the problems of farmers. Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan, chief secretary and officials of the agriculture and irrigation departments were also present.

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