360b to address grievances: CM

From Abid Usman

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that for the first time in the history of the country, a balanced district development package of Rs 360 billion had been introduced by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
In a statement issued on Sunday, he said that the package would redress grievances of the neglected areas, adding that the previous government kept pending the new Punjab Assembly building project for 15 years.
He said prejudice of former rulers had resulted in increase in the cost of the project. The PTI government completed the project by providing a substantial funds of Rs 2.5 billion, he added.
The chief minister stated that work on Wazirabad Cardiology unit was started in 2006 and the same was kept pending for 15 years, adding that the PTI government completed that project by providing funds of Rs 3.5 billion, and 650,000 patients had so far been treated at that institute. Mr. Buzdar said Punjab has achieved the tax revenue target for the previous financial year 2020-21.
He said 24.7 percent increase has been recorded in Punjab Revenue Authority’s receipts and over 18 percent increase in excise tax collections. Chief Minister said Punjab is the only province to have exceeded the revenue collection beyond set target.
The Chief Minister said the government has given special incentives to the businessmen to limit the economic impact of COVID-19.
He said the PTI Government inherited a devastated economy in 2018 and worked round the clock to stabilize it.