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Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, provincial high officials and legislators were present during the ceremony.
The Prime Minister said that under their pro-farmers support policies, his government had announced a huge Rs .341 billion Kisan relief package.
The power tarrif for the consumes had been reduced and they were trying to bring it further down, he said, adding “You were disgusted with long hours of loadshedding in the past, but now it is no more.”
He also urged all the chief ministers to help growers of sugarcane to get the full price of their produce which was set at Rs180 and asked the federal minister Sikandar Hayat Bosan to take personal interest in this issue.
The Prime Minister said that his government was not oblivious
to its responsibilities as they were also reaching out to the quake
affectees with prompt financial aid and reconstruction efforts.
He said that he was personally supervising such activities and
had visited Dir, Chitral, Bajaur and Swat.
Turning the China Pakistan Economic Corridor as flagship of
development for the entire country and region, he said that Lowari
Tunnel would be completed by next year, linking Chitral with the
rest of the country. He said the work on Hazara motorway in KPK was
also underway.
He said that they were also endeavouring to provide safe
drinking water to the countrymen and hinted that it could be
achieved in the next two years. Besides, they were keen to provide
all necessary facilities including sports in the educational
institutions.
The Prime Minister said that they desired to allocate billions
of rupees so that all areas should not feel any dearth of finance in
execution of their uplift projects.
The Governor Punjab and Mohammad Irfan Khan Dohawa, former
provincial minister also spoke on the occasion and lauded vision and
leadership of the Prime Minister.
Earlier, Chairman National Highway Authority Shahid Ashraf
Tarrar briefed the Prime Minister about the road projects.