Mahmood promises pro-poor budget

Published May 20, 2021
Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that provincial government will present a people-friendly and pro-poor budget for the upcoming fiscal year.— DawnNewsTV/File
Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that provincial government will present a people-friendly and pro-poor budget for the upcoming fiscal year.— DawnNewsTV/File

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that provincial government will present a people-friendly and pro-poor budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

He was speaking at a ceremony held here on Wednesday to inaugurate the project of low-cost family flats for industrial workers. Prime Minister Imran Khan formally inaugurated the project.

“The provincial government is going to materialise Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for establishing a welfare state on the model of Riasat-i-Madina,” said the chief minister. He added that all directives of the prime minister in that regard would be implemented.

He termed the family flats constructed for industrial workers as historic project. He also announced establishing a hospital in the labour colony to provide healthcare facilities to workers at their doorstep.

Provincial Minister for Labour Shaukat Yousafzai, Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Kamran Bangash, Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz and other authorities also attended the ceremony.

The project comprising 2056 family flats has been completed at a cost of more than Rs5 billion. These flats will be provided to industrial workers on ownership basis through balloting in a fair and transparent manner.

The chief minister said that government would provide subsidy of Rs0.3 million to workers for the purpose.

The project was delayed due to non-provision of funds in the past, but since the inception of incumbent federal and provincial governments, the completion of the project was focused.

Published in Dawn, May 20th, 2021

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