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Punjab govt to present provincial budget on October 16

ISLAMABAD: A high-level meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar decided that the provincial government will present the remaining eight months budget on October 16, ARY News reported.

According to a statement released from his office, the meeting chaired by CM took a detailed review of different proposals with regard to provincial budget and annual development program.

Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that first budget of the PTI government would give maximum relief to the people of province and no amount on money should be spent on unrealistic ventures and no unattainable targets should be set.

“Our development program would be in accordance with the needs of the people,” said Buzdar.

He maintained that special attention will be given to the development of Southern Punjab and policies will be formulated to benefit the common people.

He said that upcoming budget will also redress the wrong policies of the past because the past rulers started schemes for their personal projection rather giving any attention to the public welfare.

The CM also announced that such schemes of the past government will be re-evaluated and discontinued if not found useful.

“The money saved from discontinuing such schemes will be spent on public welfare and new example will be set by promoting a culture of austerity and simplicity, The CM concluded.

Finance minister Hashim Jawan Bakht, finance secretary and other officials were present in the meeting.

Punjab to get social sector-focused budget: finance minister

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