PM asks Punjab administration to exercise austerity

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Punjab government to exercise austerity at all levels in view of the current financial situation.

The PM said this while heading a meeting to discuss salient features of the Punjab budget.

Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Advisor Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, Finance Minister Punjab Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht, Secretary Finance, Chief Secretary Punjab, Governor State Bank, Chairman FBR and senior officials attended the briefing.

The PM was informed that in line with PTI’s manifesto, the focus of the budget is human development and regional equalization with greater allocations for social sectors and promotion of agriculture and industry.

It was informed that special emphasis is being laid on promotion of public private partnership in developmental projects.