LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Punjab government has presented an excellent, balanced and people-friendly budget for the next financial year which also includes projects for the progress of the people and raising their living standard. He said that Punjab government has given a comprehensive development policy for the next year and its implementation will usher in a new era of progress and prosperity in the province.
He was talking to mediamen in the Punjab Assembly building here Saturday. Shahbaz Sharif said that a welfare budget has been given for the new financial year in which no burden has been put on the common man while solid measures have been taken for the provision of facilities to the poor. He said that a record development programme of Rs250 billion has been evolved for the next fiscal year and substantial funds have been allocated for the uplift of less-developed areas. He said that solid measures have been proposed for women development and provision of job opportunities to the youth. He said that such projects will be initiated as could benefit the downtrodden masses. He said that projects aimed at providing relief to the common man such as Aashiyana, educational fund, interest-free loan for the unemployed youth and Daanish Schools will be continued.