Record Dev. budget of 560b will change Punjab: Buzdar



Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister, Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that coordinated and integrated economic policies are taking the Punjab in the new era of progress, prosperity and economic development.

A record development budget of Rs. 560 billion has been given for the current financial year besides increasing the development budget by 66%.

The chief minister said that the incumbent government has given a roadmap based on real development.

Usman Buzdar said that elected representatives were consulted while preparing development programs and under public-private partnership Rs. 25 billion has been allocated for major development projects.

He further asserted that free health insurance will be ensured to 100% of the population of Punjab.

He termed Universal Health Insurance Program as his government’s flagship program. Salaries and pensions of government employees have been increased by 10% besides giving 25% Special allowance to the employees from 1 to 19 grade.

He said that the opposition does not want development for the people of the province. In the past, there was progress in the papers and the people were deprived of the fruits of development. Wrong policies and self-exhibitory projects of the former rulers had bankrupted the province.

The incumbent government through their sustainable policies and hard work put the country on the right direction as the same ruined economy in 2018.

The present government has rectified the faults of the former government and taken difficult decisions in this regard which are yielding positive results.

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