Punjab to present historic pro-poor budget: Usman Buzdar
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said that today's budget will give real relief to the people of the province despite the fact that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) received billions of rupees in overdraft and incomplete development projects, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
“In the new era of development, every section will benefit from the fruits of prosperity. Punjab's budget for the new financial year will be historic, the budget is good news for the people,” the Chief Minister said.
The development budget has been increasing while tax relief is being provided to deal with coronavirus adverse economic impact on the masses, he added.
Punjab CM Usman Buzdar said that the budget will be passed easily as the opposition is scattered and fighting with each other.
“Opposition will not be able to criticize this budget even if it exerts full force,” Usman Buzdar further stated.
Punjab CM Buzdar said, “Today’s budget of Punjab government is people friendly, farmer friendly, employee friendly, industrialist friendly, labor friendly and poor friendly budget,”
It is pertinent to note that Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht will present the budget for the financial year 2021-22 in the Punjab Assembly today (Monday).
A spokesperson for the provincial finance department said on Sunday that the budget would be people-friendly and facilitate the business community. “A special package for industrialists will be announced in the budget in addition to several welfare projects for the people.”
For the first time, there would be a major increase in development funds and record funds for the social sector would be allocated, the spokesperson added. “Health insurance of 100 per cent of Punjab’s population will be ensured by December 2021. The Punjab's budget would have good news for farmers, labourers and government employees.”
The Spokesperson asserted that the budget had included programmes in all backward districts. It would include training for the youth, housing schemes and mega projects of clean drinking water and commercial infrastructure for Lahore.