Lahore, October 07, 2018 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over a high-level meeting at the chief minister’s office to review the development programme of the under-developed areas of south Punjab and to discuss projects to be undertaken in the current fiscal budget for the uplift of the people of the area. Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that the government will work with holistic strategy to provide basic facilities to the people of remote areas as it is their right to have access to education, health, infrastructure and clean drinking water and the PTI government will ensure that the people of less developed areas get access to these facilities.
He said that the ongoing development schemes would be completed on priority and negligence would not be tolerated. He said that strict action would be taken against those found responsible for any delay or negligence. The chief minister directed that the development projects be completed timely. He said that maximum relief would be provided to the people in the upcoming budget despite limited resources but welfare of the common man is top priority. He said that the upcoming would not be based on fudging of figures rather it would reflect the government’s development work within resources.
He said that development of under developed areas would be a key part of the coming budget and all possible steps would be taken to bring improvement in water, heath, education and other social sectors. He said that such policies would be formulated in the budget having trickle down effect and the wrong policies of the previous government would be rectified. He said that the first budget of the PTI government would reflect real change and it would not set unrealistic targets like the previous government. He said that the set targets would be achieved by the end of the fiscal year.
He said that the previous rulers increased plight of the people of remote areas by setting unrealistic development targets. He said that PTI government’s budget focuses on common man and it will work for the people and its budget would reflect the manifesto of PTI. He said that more focus would be given on provision of basic facilities to the people of the province. He said that practical steps, not slogans, would be visible in the coming budget.
He said that prosperity and development of the people of south Punjab is part of PTI manifesto and the coming budget would bring welfare for the people of south Punjab. He said that people would be provided relief by staying in own resources and steps would be taken to curtail unnecessary expenses. The secretaries of concerned departments and other high ups attended the meeting.
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