Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Friday that the historic and people-friendly budget unveiled by the Punjab government has made the nights of opposition as the document envisaged a complete roadmap for development and prosperity of the masses.
“It is a glaring reality that the opponents have gone blind in their opposition to the PTI due to its public-oriented agenda.”
Addressing a press conference on Friday, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the Punjab budget is truly a masterpiece reflecting aspirations and needs of the masses.
“When Sardar Usman Buzdar took over the reins of the province three years ago, the Punjab was in the throes of the worst financial crisis in its history.”
The SACM regretted that Shobaz Sharif has been making tall claims regarding best performance of era but ignores the fact that he had left the province in debts worth billions of rupees.
“He owed billions, left behind billions of overdrafts and more than 8,000 unfinished schemes for the fledgling PTI government.”
The SACM informed that the PTI faced these challenges through equitable distribution of resources and economic growth in the social sector.
She said the PTI government also fought the Corona and Punjab was the only province that managed to grow in these difficult circumstances.
The SACM said that record funds of Rs560 billion have been allocated for the development program of Punjab province. Funds of Rs370 billion have been earmarked for the next financial year.
Health insurance program has been started at a cost of Rs80 billion besides correcting the poor policies of the previous governments.
Similarly, the SACM said the rights of South Punjab have always been usurped but the PTI for the first time, allocated 35% of the budget for the development of this backward region. Dr Firdous informed that the DDC will meet on July 21 wherein all the Deputy Commissioners will come up with estimates of their development schemes.’
After this, she informed work on all projects will start by August 31 as the government has planned best utilisation of the annual development programme funds.
“Action will be taken against bureaucracy which neglects its duties and those officers will go home.”
Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the Prime Minister of Pakistan is the true spokesman and ambassador of Kashmir and inshallah he will win the election of AJK and heal the wounds of Kashmiri brothers.
To a question about 10 cases of Indian virus reported in Rawalpindi, Firdous Ashiq Awan said that for the protection of our people, we will impose smart lockdown at 8 places in Rawalpindi to prevent this virus.
In that case, only vaccination can save us. Pakistan’s economy is now moving in a positive direction. The government now lends to people on easy terms to build their homes
The government is now providing easy loans to people to build their own houses. We have closed all the back doors that harm the economy.