Records funds distributed to provinces under PML-N Govt: PM


ISLAMABAD, Aug 15 (APP): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said that record funds had been disbursed to the federating units under the PML-N government.
Chairing a meeting of the Cabinet here, the Prime Minister said that all the development and energy security initiatives had either been completed or in completion phase which speaks volumes of the development and energy security endeavors bearing fruit during the PML-N government since 2013.
The Prime Minister informed the cabinet that these initiative of national importance started by the PML-N government were unmatched if compared with those planned from 1999 to 2008.
The Prime Minister apprised the cabinet about his recent visit to Karachi on last Saturday. The Prime Minister said during the visit he announced Rs. 25 billion for Karachi and Rs. 5 billion for Hyderabad under a comprehensive package to be implemented by the federal government under the policy and administrative supervision of Governor Sindh with fixed time lines and fixed costs.
He said under the package, one hospital and medical college for Karachi would be set up, extension of green line metro to other areas while additional resources would be provided for new water projects.
The Prime Minister said 50 fire tenders would be provided for KMC while series of underpasses and bridges would be constructed to reduce the traffic mess in the port city.
About Hyderabad package, he said one university and medical college would be established in Hyderabad while additional grant to be provided for Hyderabad Municipal Corporation besides upgradation of infrastructure of all industrial states.
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