On Monday, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar unveiled Rs 34 billion uplift package for Multan at a historic occasion when the foundation stone of the South Punjab Secretariat was laid while fulfilling the long-standing demands of the people.
“I am thankful to PM Imran Khan and the construction and timely completion of the South Punjab Secretariat in Multan will be ensured. Similarly, the foundation stone of the South Punjab Secretariat will be laid soon in Bahawalpur. South Punjab was kept deprived in the past and people were deceived through fudge figures.”
“The utilizing of the development budget in South Punjab was not more than 17 percent in the past but the incumbent government has allocated and ring fenced 33 percent funds for Southern Punjab,” he said it while addressing the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the South Punjab Secretariat and announcement of the Multan Development Package in Multan.
The CM further said that more than 27,000 schools, including 38 percent from South Punjab, have been upgraded.
Meanwhile, PTI inherited unfinished projects worth Rs 1300 billion and these schemes are being completed to facilitate the people. The people of South Punjab have entrusted the PTI and the development of Multan is the main priority of the government.
CM also said that under the district development package, hundred development schemes will be completed in Multan including 47 roads, 23 supply and disposal of water, 9 educational, 6 healthcare and other departments’ projects. Work has begun on several projects and timely completion will be ensured, he added.
The CM also said that 316 schools, including 269 girls schools, are being upgraded in Multan with a cost of 73.85 crore rupees. Likewise, 35 crore rupees is going to be given to needy youth in Multan under Punjab Rozgar Scheme and this facility will continue. The Punjab government is providing direct support to farmers through Kisan Cards for agri-inputs.