Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht will present the budget for the financial year 2021-22 in the Punjab Assembly today.
A spokesperson for the provincial finance department said on Sunday that the budget would be people-friendly and facilitate business community. “A special package for industrialists will be announced in the budget in addition to several welfare projects for the people.”
For the first time, there would be a major increase in development funds and record funds for social sector would be allocated, the spokesperson added.
“Health insurance of 100 per cent of Punjab’s population will be ensured by December 2021. The Punjab's budget would have good news for farmers, labourers and government employees.”
She asserted that the budget had included programmes in all backward districts. It would include training for the youth, housing schemes and mega projects of clean drinking water and commercial infrastructure for Lahore.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 14th, 2021.