CM Buzdar approves Punjab economic revival plan

Investors will be encouraged under public-private partnership

​ Our Correspondent April 28, 2020
A File photo of Usman Buzdar.

LAHORE: To attract investment and promote development in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar has approved the initial framework of the Rise Punjab plan.

The Planning and Development (P&D) Board chairperson presented the framework in a meeting, which was chaired by the CM on Monday. Buzdar highlighted that the province had taken the lead in devising the Rise Punjab plan.

He emphasised that identification of new priorities is the need of the hour and new steps will be taken to boost investment opportunities and development projects in the province.

A unique strategy has been devised for ensuring social protection and the provision of healthcare and educational facilities to the citizens, he added.

The chief minister asserted that the government was committed to promoting public welfare projects by applying a new approach.

He directed the officials concerned to submit a report after reviewing the proposal of setting up a social protection fund at the earliest . Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht, Adviser Dr Salman Shah, the chief secretary and others attended the meeting.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2020.