Govt claims spending Rs100b on South Punjab development

Buzdar govt sends report to PM about uplift projects

By: Ali Ramay
Published: 12:41 PM, 16 Mar, 2022
Govt claims spending Rs100b on South Punjab development
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The government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Punjab Wednesday claimed that it spent Rs100 billion development funds in southern Punjab during the past eight months, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The Punjab government apprised Prime Minister Imran Khan in a report that funds worth Rs100 billion had been spent for the development of southern Punjab out of the total Rs170 billion released in eight months.

The report also apprised the prime minister of the current situation of the development projects launched for southern Punjab.

The report states that funds amounting to Rs189 billion were allocated for the people of southern Punjab for the current financial year.

“Contracts have been awarded for more than 1,200 projects in southern Punjab,” it said.

“Funds worth Rs70 billion were allocated for new projects in southern Punjab during the current financial year,” it added.

“56 per cent of funds have been utilised for newly launched projects in southern Punjab,” it stated.

Reporter: Ali Ramay

Ali Ramay

Ali Ramay is a Senior Investigative Reporter associated with Pakistan's City News Network (CNN). He has been associated with the CNN group since 2013 and mainly covers investigative stories in departments under the Punjab Government.