Pun­jab bud­get ...

Pakistan Observer - - IN­TER­NA­TIONAL -

eas and up­lift schemes will be ex­e­cuted in these ar­eas on pri­or­ity ba­sis. She­hbaz Sharif said that like pre­vi­ous years, more funds than the ra­tio of pop­u­la­tion will be ear­marked for the progress of south Pun­jab and the process of pro­vi­sion of mod­ern fa­cil­i­ties to the peo­ple of these ar­eas at their doorstep will be con­tin­ued.

He said that the new bud­get will usher in an era of rapid eco­nomic progress and com­ple­tion of mega projects dur­ing next year will re­sult in pros­per­ity of masses. She­hbaz Sharif said that funds are a trust of the na­tion and ev­ery penny of public money is be­ing spent in a trans­par­ent man­ner for the pro­vi­sion of ba­sic ameni­ties to the peo­ple. He said that hon­esty and hard work is the motto of the present lead­er­ship and the process of public ser­vice will con­tinue un­der this spirit. He said that de­vel­op­ment agenda is be­ing ac­tively im­ple­mented for rais­ing the liv­ing stan­dard of the com­mon man and re­sources have been di­verted to­wards bet­ter­ment of de­prived seg­ments of the so­ci­ety.

The Chief Min­is­ter said that progress of back­ward and re­mote ar­eas is an im­por­tant el­e­ment of the bud­get and ad­di­tional funds are be­ing al­lo­cated for up­lift schemes in these ar­eas. He said that spe­cial at­ten­tion is also be­ing paid to the pro­vi­sion of ba­sic ameni­ties to the cit­i­zens at their doorstep and bil­lions of ru­pees are be­ing al­lo­cated for health, ed­u­ca­tion, wa­ter sup­ply and other wel­fare projects.

He said that there is a need for strength­en­ing of agri­cul­ture sec­tor as well and rev­o­lu­tion­ary steps are be­ing taken for the up­lift of agri­cul­ture sec­tor and bet­ter­ment of cul­ti­va­tors. He said that an un­prece­dented agri pack­age of 100 bil­lion ru­pees has been given for next two years for in­creas­ing per acre yield and pros­per­ity of farm­ers.

He said that ad­di­tional funds will be al­lo­cated for im­prove­ment of so­cial sec­tors while pro­vi­sion of mod­ern fa­cil­i­ties to the com­mon man will be en­sured in the real sense. She­hbaz Sharif fur­ther said that re­solv­ing of en­ergy cri­sis and elim­i­na­tion of load-shed­ding is the mis­sion of the gov­ern­ment and all out ef­forts are be­ing made for its achieve­ment. He said that com­ple­tion of power projects will be given due im­por­tance in the next bud­get.

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