South Punjab given preference in development: CM


LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI) government was taking every step for the welfare of people of south Punjab.

Talking to elected representatives of south Punjab at his office here on Friday, he said that different development schemes of billions of rupees had been started for prosperity of people living in south Punjab.

“Our aim is to ensure durable development of south Punjab for benefiting people in a real sense. I fully understand the issues relating to people of south Punjab and south Punjab districts have been given importance by the Punjab government in its development programme, he added.

He reiterated that people of backward districts of south Punjab would be provided more and more facilities and their deprivation would be turned into happiness. “I fully understand problems of backward areas and the PTI government had particularly focused on development of such areas,” he said.

He said that claims of prosperity remained limited to some specific areas in the past and people of backward areas were ignored.

Usman Buzdar said that provision of various facilities of life to people was an important agenda of the government.

In fact, development and prosperity were rights of every part of the province and keeping this thing in view, the backward areas had been given preference in the journey of development, he added.

The development of backward areas and welfare of the people was a mission of the PTI government and:” We are striving hard to improve the standard of life of people living in these areas, the chief minister concluded.