LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Housing and Urban Development Mian Mahmood-ur-Rasheed has said that the Punjab government deserves appreciation for presenting a balanced budget for fiscal year 2019-20 under crisis-stricken economy. The provincial government has undertaken laudable measures for providing relief to the people.
Expressing his views on Punjab Budget for fiscal year 2019-20, the housing minister said that the PTI government is striving hard for prosperity of common man and under Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme, 170,000 housing units are being constructed in three phases for low-paid people. The PTI government while coming to power has inherited crisis-stricken economy and its leadership is taking all-out measures to drive national economy from slumber. The Minister Housing while lauding Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar and Finance Minister for presenting a balanced budget said that allocation of 35 percent budget for South Punjab reflects that the present regime is committed to uplifting the living standard of people of that region. He said that under the direction of Chief Minister Punjab development budget would be utilized in a transparent manner which was plundered mercilessly in the past.