Punjab govt releases over Rs 45b for development


The Punjab government has released funds worth Rs 49.592 billion to executing agencies for various development sectors against the net development program of Rs 210 billion during the first quarter of the financial year 2012-13. The spokesman of Punjab Planning and Development Department said that the net size of the Annual Development Program (ADP 2012-13) was Rs 210 billion, out of which Rs 49.592 billion had been released for the implementation and completion of the development projects/schemes in the province by the Punjab govt. The CM had been focusing on the on-going schemes, and was keeping a keen eye on the development schemes of the current Financial
Year 2012-13 on priority basis.


  1. The development budget of Lahore, including the funds at the disposal of various officials and the elected members from the city is higher than the rest of the Punjab. Roads are being built only around Lahore to Raiwind and Kasur and the traffic warders and rescue services are given to Lahore. Shahbaz Sharif, who is supposedly the chief minister of Pakistan’s most populous province, is only interested in Lahore. He raids the hospital of only this city, he just roams the city at odd hours to check the officials and his only attention is focused on the development of this city. The funds meant for Southern Punjab are used for the beautification of Lahore. Lahore has become a model city while Southern Punjab portraits a picture of most underdeveloped area of Pakistan.

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