PM announces Rs 500b package, legislation for south Punjab province

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MAILSI, (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced to bring about legislation to make south Punjab a separate province and to invest a whopping Rs 500 billion on its uplift.

The Prime Minister unveiled the mega initiatives aimed at socio-economic and infrastructural development of south Punjab while addressing a big public gathering in Mailsi city of district Vehari.

Prime Minister said that the federal government has decided to give a Rs 500 billion development package to south Punjab.

He further said that the government would also introduce a bill for a constitutional amendment to make south Punjab a separate province. People would then see the true face of PPP and PML-N by their response on this initiative, PM added.

He lauded record tax collection in the country that enabled the government to provide relief to the people.

More tax collection would bring more relief, PM promised and added that he would halve the prices of petrol and diesel if looted national wealth was recovered from a convicted man in London.

PM said, he was happy to note that farmers were earning higher profits during the tenure of the present government.

He said 100,000-ton Urea would reach the country within a week’s time from China.

He said that the government was providing subsidies worth Rs 132 billion on fertilizers.

He said the government was making all-out efforts to make farmers financially strong adding that farmers well being was directly linked to the country”s development.

Earlier, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, while addressing the public meeting, announced mega development projects for the Vehari district including a university, a sports stadium besides funding to improve sewerage, water supply systems, and road network.

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