Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says the PML-N government had allocated ten percent more budget and job quota to South Punjab as compared to its share on population basis.

Responding to points raised by the opposition benches in the National Assembly this evening, he said ten percent more laptops were given to the students of South Punjab as well as a similar percentage was given to Chief Minister Punjab Rozgar Scheme than rest of the Punjab. Similarly, stipend for girls’ students of South Punjab was enhanced from 200 rupees to 1000 rupees.

As regards infrastructure projects, the Prime Minister said the previous Punjab government led by him had constructed roads which were meant to be completed by the federal government.

Regarding austerity measures, Shehbaz Sharif said he has already abolished Pakistan Public Works Department. He added that a committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb regarding the downsizing and right sizing of various departments. He said tangible findings of the committee will be laid before the House.

Talking about fertilizers rates, the Prime Minister said the nation will soon hear good news once a response comes from the International Monetary Fund.

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