PTI will go to every extent to fulfil its commitment with south Punjab – Chief Minister

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Lahore, July 13, 2021 (PPI-OT):Enjoying the fruits of development is an equal right of the people of south Punjab and the PTI has returned this right back to the people of south Punjab districts to ensure composite development.
In a statement issued on Monday, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar regretted the past governments be fooled the people of south Punjab districts with empty slogans and wasted the resources, meant for south Punjab’s development, on projects of choice. The funds for south Punjab were transferred to other projects by imposing a cut on the budget of south Punjab, he deplored.

The CM said a separate budget is prepared for the progress and prosperity of the people of south Punjab. Giving the details, he said a huge sum of 189 billion rupees has been earmarked for south Punjab while ring-fencing this 35 per cent funds. Meanwhile, a separate ADP book of south Punjab has also been compiled and the foundation stone of the south Punjab secretariat will be laid soon in Bahawalpur after Multan, he added. Likewise, the rules of business of the south Punjab secretariat have also been finalized and will be notified early, he said.

Together with it, it has been decided in principle to allocate a 32 per cent quota for south Punjab youth in provincial recruitment. A proposal is also under consideration to include the peripheral districts of Mianwali and Bhakkar in this quota, the CM disclosed. After this, the quota would swell to 35 per cent, he continued. The PTI-led government has started numerous projects in south Punjab to meet the aspirations of the people and it will go to every extent to fulfil its commitment with south Punjab, concluded the CM.

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