Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to table a bill in the National Assembly for creation of separate province of South Punjab. 

Addressing a gathering in Mailsi city of Vehari district on Sunday, he said that the Federal Government will spend additional 500 billion rupees for the development of South Punjab.

He said the government is taking concrete steps to reduce inflation, create job opportunities, and strengthen national economy.  The Prime Minister said the Federal Board of Revenue collected record tax last year, which will be spent on the welfare of the masses.

He said the government took measures to provide relief to farmers, which will pave the way for the development of the country.  He said government is providing subsidy worth 132 billion rupees on purchase of Urea, while fertilizer is being imported from China to overcome its deficiency.

Talking about Coronavirus, he said the government announced smart lockdown policy during the pandemic to save national economy from adverse impacts of the pandemic.

Talking about recent bomb blast in Peshawar, he said government is committed to overcome terrorism and promote peace and stability in the country.  Imran Khan said Pakistan incurred huge loss in terms of finance and infrastructure in the fight against terrorism.

About protest marches and ‘No Confidence Motion’, the Prime Minister expressed resolve that opposition will fail in its effort to table the motion in the Parliament as government enjoys support of all its allies. 

The Prime Minister said the government is committed to establish to rule of law and provide speedy and inexpensive justice to masses.

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He said the government is working on building dams that would help save Pakistan from global price fluctuation as power would be generated through the hydel system in future.

Talking about recent standoff between Russia and Ukraine, the Prime Minister underlined the need of dialogue and diplomacy for peaceful solution of the conflict.

Earlier, in his address, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said the government has established Southern Punjab Secretariat and allocated separate 33 percent budget for its development.

He said the government has also fixed separate job quota for youth of southern Punjab.

The Chief Minister also announced to establish a university in Vehari, construction of Multan-Vehari road, stadium for Mailsi and several other projects for public welfare.