Prime Minister Imran Khan is due to announce a Rs581 billion development plan for South Punjab, aimed at repairing crumbling infrastructure, improving electricity supply, strengthening universities, and expanding access to information technology.
The findings revealed that about 122 projects were chosen, including initiatives that have recently been authorized but require funding and the introduction of new projects with public and private sector participation.
The premier is eager to start the projects ahead of a vote of no confidence, and Planning Minister Asad Umar has written to Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar to finish any outstanding stakeholder engagements.
Although the package’s debut has been accelerated, the Rs581 billion proposal had been in the works for several weeks before the opposition parties decided to file a no-confidence motion against Imran Khan.
According to top Planning Ministry sources, the package was finalized with assistance from the Punjab government and the South Punjab Secretariat, and it was submitted to Prime Minister Imran Khan last week during his visit to Lahore.