Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will announce a mega development package of Rs446 billion for Sindh in Sukkur tomorrow (Friday).
In a tweet on Thursday, Fawad said that the amount would be in addition to Rs1,100 billion of the Karachi package.
He said that the next two years would be years of development as the PTI government is taking all possible steps to end the sense of deprivation among the people of Sindh.
وزیر اعظم @ImranKhanPTI کل سکھر میں سندہ کیلئے 446 ارب روپے کے میگا ترقیاتی پیکج کا اعلان کریں گے، یہ خطیر رقم کراچی پیکج کے 11سو ارب روپے کے علاوہ ہو گی، اگلے دو سال انشاللہ سندہ کی ترقی کے سال ہوں گے ، تحریک انصاف سندہ کے عوام کی مرحومیوں کے خاتمے کےلئے ہر ممکن اقدام کر رہی ہے— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 15, 2021
Sources told Express News that the premier would make the announcement during his one-day trip to Sukkur and Karachi.
They said that PM Imran would attend an event of Kamyab Jawan Programme and would also visit a cash centre of Ehsas Kafalat Programme.
The sources revealed that the prime minister would meet Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and its ally Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) members in Sukkur.
In Karachi, they said, PM Imran would attend an Iftar dinner to raise funds for Shaukat Khanum hospital.
On Wednesday, PTI Vice President and Leader of Opposition in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh had said that the announcement of the Sindh package by the premier would be the beginning of development in the province.
He said that the federal government would give soft loans to youth to start self-employment projects. “We want to do much more for Sindh, but the sword of the 18th Constitutional Amendment hangs over us,” the PTI leader added.
He said that although his party supports this amendment that ensures devolution of power to provinces, many people have used it for protecting their corruption.
He said that during coronavirus pandemic the federal government gave Rs60 billion to Sindh, but these funds were plundered too. He said the PPP government wants all funds for its corruption.
With additional input from APP