PM promises special package for South Punjab agri community

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday the government would announce a special package for farmers “very soon” as a sub-committee of the cabinet was formulating proposals on the subject.

In a meeting with the members of National Assembly from South Punjab, he said the previous governments ignored south Punjab and discriminated against the people of the region with regard to provision of education and health and employment opportunities.

The meeting, which focused on the south Punjab secretariat and special package for farmers, was attended by Special Assistant to the PM on Political Affairs Malik Amir Dogar and MNAs Aurangzeb Khan Khichi and Nur Mohammad Khan Bhabha.

The prime minister also discussed the South Punjab Secretariat. He said the purpose of setting up the secretariat in Multan was to focus speeding up development in underdeveloped districts of the region to bring them at par with developed areas.

Talking to the MNAs, the prime minister said that in the past, equal opportunities for education, health and employment were not provided to the people living here and promised that South Punjab’s resources would be spent for the uplift of the people.

It may be noted here that Aurangzeb Kachchi suggested to the prime minister to set up a Cadet College in Vehari.

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Mian Abrar
The writer heads Pakistan Today's Islamabad Bureau. He has a special focus on counter-terrorism and inter-state relations in Asia, Asia Pacific and South East Asia regions. He can be reached at [email protected]
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