Rs360b for district development packages across Punjab: Buzdar

The Nation  |  Aug 04, 2021

LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Tuesday said that Rs.360 billion had been earmarked for district development packages across Punjab in the budget 2021-22. 

“The government has formulated district development packages according to the particular needs and requirements of every district”, he said while talking to notables from Attock where he had gone to condole the death of Sahibzada Amir Ahmed’s mother.  He further stated that development process had been extended to remote areas. “I am also reviewing public issues during field visits. A huge development package will be announced for Attock soon”, he said. The chief minister announced to name Government Degree College Basal after Khawaja Amir Ahmed Chishti (RA). He also announced plans to make Basal a model village. “Attock is my second home and the residents of Basal will be provided every facility”, he added. 

Spain to take on Brazil in men's football final in Tokyo Olympics Earlier, he offered Fateha for the departed soul while extending his sympathies to the bereaved heirs. Maj. (R) Tahir Sadiq MNA, provincial ministers Malik Muhammad Anwar, Yawar Abbas Bukhari, senior PTI leader Malik Khurram Ali Khan and others were also present. Separately, the chief minister said that the past rulers had done nothing for the people and corruption was also rampant in their tenures.  In a statement, Usman Buzdar said opposition had no agenda for the country as the corrupt were only concerned about saving their booty. 

Public money was mercilessly wasted on ostentatious projects

The past rulers prioritised personal interest as corruption was rampant in the previous tenure. The country would have not plunged into the quagmire of loans if there had been no corruption”, the CM maintained, adding that the public money was mercilessly wasted on ostentatious projects. He further stated: “The nation supports across the board accountability while PM Imran Khan has waged a war against corruption.

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