MULTAN: Citizens from different walks of life appreciated Punjab government budget 2021-22 as 35 per cents separate budget was earmarked for uplift of backward south Punjab and it would surely help facilitate local people by addressing their real issues.
Retired school teacher Abdul Mubeen talking to reporter observed that Punjab government took different steps including provision of Health card, Kisan card, subsidy on different items, and number of schemes in education and health sector.
He lauded allocation of Rs 442 billion for Education. “I am very happy on huge allocations for south Punjab and I wish government should complete uplift projects in the region as early as possible”, said Abdul Mubeen.
He added “I hope the budgetary allocations will help improving living standard of people and strengthening country’s economy”. Mubeen also wished that government should extend Rescue 1122 facility at tehsil Shujabad and Jalalpur Pirwala.
Mubeen also urged government to ensure early completion of south Punjab secretariat.
Shopkeeper Waqas Ahmed also hailed tax free budget. He noted it is very first time in the history of the province that taxes were not increased but decreased. Kissan card is a very good initiative of the government, said Waqas adding that it would improve agriculture sector.
Another youngster Khawaja Suffian lauded provision of subsidies to the peasants. The farmers will get chance to avail quality seeds on cheapest possible rates. He remarked he was satisfied over separate allocation for south Punjab.
Another retired employee of Municipal Committee Gull Muhammad hailed 10 per cent increase in pension. He, however, urged upon government to extend some more perks to government employees. He also appreciated introduction of Health card scheme. He said, earlier, the poor were unable to purchase even medicines, however, now the new scheme of Health card will provide health cover to every citizen in the province. The government is doing its best amid difficult circumstances, he concluded.