LAHORE  -  Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar held a meeting with local parliamentarians and district administration in Faisalabad on Tuesday.

The CM was briefed about different ongoing development projects in the district. He also visited a wall prepared in connection with development projects in the district.

Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said the government is trying its best to control inflation in the province for which drastic steps have been taken.

“A crackdown has also been launched on hoarders and profiteers across the province by the Punjab government,” he said, adding those involved in artificial inflation deserve no leniency and such elements should be sent behind bars.

He said numerous measures are being taken for the provision of relief to the common man in the province, adding people cannot be left at the mercy of profiteers. He directed the district administration to implement in letter and spirit the government policies and measures taken by the Punjab government to bring down the inflation in the province. He asked the parliamentarians to strictly monitor the government policies so that benefits of the policies could be trickled down at grass root level.

About development projects, the chief minister said 2,362 development projects will be completed at a cost of Rs105 billion across the province.

The CM stated an amount of Rs88 billion has been allocated for 472 development schemes under annual development programme for the year 2021-22 while Rs3.70 billion will also be spent on 402 uplift schemes under community development programme in the province. “Furthermore, 828 uplift projects will be completed at a cost of Rs3.20 billion under SAP. As many as 51 development projects will be executed at a cost of Rs850 million under sugarcane development cess fund in the province.”

He added: “Similarly, 441 uplift projects will be completed at a cost of Rs1.20 billion under Punjab Municipal Services Programme. A total of 610 uplift schemes will be finalised at a cost of Rs2.7 billion under local government annual development programme.”

Earlier, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was informed about different issues in constituencies by the parliamentarians.

State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib, MNA Nawab Sher Waseer, Nasarullah Ghuman, Asim Nazir, Faizullah Kamoka, Khurram Shahzad, Raja Riaz Ahmed, Provincial Minister for Colonies and Culture Mian Khayal Kastro, Provincial Minister for CM Inspection team Ajmal Chmeema, Provincial Minister for Public Prosecution Ch Zaheeruddin, and officials concerned were present in the meeting.