A war of words brewed up in Punjab Tuesday, as the provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah rejected Punjab Governor Salman Taseer's accusations regarding the government running the province into deficit.
Talking to Express, Sanaullah also said no relative of the Punjab Chief Minister is using bullet proof vehicles, as stated by Taseer. He added that people in poor areas get two meals a day through the sasti roti scheme.
Earlier, Salman Taseer had lashed out at the Punjab government and said that the sasti roti scheme was a fraud.
Talking to the media at the Governor House, Lahore after his trip to the US, Taseer said that the Punjab government was openly using the public exchequer. He asserted that the province faces a deficit of Rs25 billion in uncollected taxes.
He declared PML-N's Model Town and Raiwind residence "camp offices".
He said that the sasti roti scheme is a fraud, adding that Rs30,000 subsidy per tandoor is heavily damaging the public exchequer.
Taseer added that more than 800 Elite Police personnel are deployed for safeguarding Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif and their relatives.
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