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Budget safeguarded rights of common man: Firdous

June 17, 2021
Budget safeguarded rights of common man: Firdous

SIALKOT: Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday said the federal and the provincial governments, in the budget 2021-22, have safeguarded the rights of the common man.

Talking to the media at the Deputy Commissioner Officer here, she said the past rulers of Punjab had left the province under debt, but Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, according to the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, worked hard and his sincere efforts strengthened the provincial economy and put the province on the path to prosperity. She termed the Punjab government's budget 2021-22 public-friendly and said the opposition is unable to find any flaws in it.

The opposition has an old tradition of making useless noise in the assembly sessions to disrupt the activity. She said she was sure that the opposition is making noise against the budget even without studying it.

The Punjab government is soon going to fulfill the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's promise of better health facilities for all. She said one trillion rupees would be spent on providing free health insurance to the whole population of the province and another 29.2 million people would be added to healthcare projects. Selfless efforts by Prime Minister Imran Khan have resulted in the gradual improvement of the economy and by that he has laid the foundation of Riasat-e-Madina. She hoped that the budget would certainly be approved by the parliament. She said the opposition wants to get power at any cost to continue its looting spree.

She opined that there is no comparison between Usman Buzdar and Shehbaz Sharif as Buzdar has reduced the expenditure of the CM Office by 40% while his predecessor had looted the provincial resources.

She said people are aware of the real face of the past rulers. She praised the Sialkot city as it has been earning valuable foreign exchange for the national exchequer and annually paying more than Rs 45 billion as tax. She said a new industrial zone and a housing colony for the labourers would soon be constructed at the Sialkot-Lahore Motorway to boost the industrial sector in Sialkot.