LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said that people will be given relief within the resources and the first budget of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in the province.
Presiding over a high-level meeting at his office, the CM took a detailed review of provincial budget of remaining eight months and annual development program of the current fiscal year.
Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that it is imperative to increase the provincial resources for providing various facilities to the masses as this would enhance the investment and the problems of the people could also be decreased this way.
He said that steps should be taken to decrease the unnecessary expenditures and development of backward areas will be given importance in the ADP.
Our first budget should be in accordance with the aspirations of the people and suitable steps should be proposed that could help enhance the resources along with provision of relief to the people, said the chief minister.
“Innovative approach should be adopted for increasing the resources and matters pertaining to workers welfare board should be settled soon,” Buzdar added.
Provincial finance minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht said that consultations have been held with different government departments about their budgets and ADPs. Similarly, steps are being taken to decrease the unnecessary expenditures, he added. Different proposals were also discussed in the meeting.
Senior minister Abdul Aleem Khan, provincial ministers Malik Muhammad Anwar, Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht, Hafiz Mumtaz Ahmed, chief secretary, SMBR, chairman P&D and concerned secretaries attended the meeting.