Fehmida Appreciates Special Funds' Allocation For Less Developed Areas In Budget
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Jun, 2021 ) :Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr Fehmida Mirza Thursday appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan for announcing a special package for the less developed areas and said that the initiative would bring a new era of progress, prosperity and development there.
Participating in the budget debate, she said "I appreciate Prime Minister Imran Khan, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin for announcing special package in the Federal budget for less development areas of Baluchistan, merged districts of FATA, Sindh and Gilgit Baltistan." She criticized the Pakistan Peoples Parties for not spending funds being given under National Finance Commission (NFC) award to provinces for the less developed areas.
She also appreciated the federal government for announcing Rs 500000 interest free loans for each household to establish businesses.
She said that interest free loan for farmers would increase the production of crops and make the farmers community prosperous.
The minister also appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan and National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) and its COVID-19 policy, and said the strategy had been devised in consultation with all provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
She criticized the opposition for arranging public meetings during second wave of COVID-19, which caused a surge in the virus positive cases and the hospitals remained overloaded.
However, she appreciated the government for handling the critical situation with wisdom.