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South Punjab Secretariat’s foundation stone to be laid down by PM today

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would lay the foundation stone of South Punjab Secretariat during his visit to Multan today.

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would lay the foundation stone of South Punjab Secretariat during his visit to Multan on Monday.

In a tweet, the minister said that issuance of Kissan Cards would also be a milestone for farmers community.

According to sources, PM Khan would Prime Minister would announce a 30 billion rupees development package for Multan during his one-day visit to the city.

An agricultural university would be inaugurated by the PM while he is there. Moreover, a foundation stone for an engineering university in Multan would also be laid by down by the prime minister.

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Talking to the media, the SACM Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Imran Khan would lay the foundation stone for the construction of the building of South Punjab Secretariat in Multan on Monday.

The prime minister would be briefed about the overall development plan of South Punjab and budget allocation in the upcoming federal budget.

It is also expected that PM Khan would meet members of the National Assembly and Provincial Assembly belonging to PTI.

The present government believes that Multan being a mega city, needs different uplift schemes in different sectors. It has got the potential to become the provincial capital in the future. South Punjab is home to the current Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, who has finalized all projects for the region.

It was earlier argued that a major portion of the budget is spent on Lahore and other urban areas and South Punjab is ignored by the political elites sitting in the provincial capital.

Therefore, the government’s decision to launch the secretariat in August, 2020 was seen as a major initiative to address the sense woes of the people of South Punjab.

However, the people of South Punjab have some objections to the establishment of the secretariat which, they think, is not what the incumbent government had promised before coming into power.