Lahore: The Punjab government is going to introduce its growth strategy today, a news source reported. According to sources, the said strategy specifically focuses on the equal distribution of resources and wealth across the region.
The Punjab Growth Strategy will primarily focus on the southern districts of the region. The provincial government will cut the variance in development expenses across these locations by at least 5% on an annual basis. It will also work towards minimizing multi-dimensional poverty in the underprivileged districts to 10%. The provincial government aims to improve the parity in health, water supply, and education by at least 50% during the next five years. It has revealed that the departments are committed to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Under the revised strategy, the government will establish a delivery fund. This fund will identify and implement innovative and problem-specific projects in order to alleviate deprivation in the districts. It will also introduce the Southern Punjab Administrative Setup.
The Punjab government has also decided to ban any kind of re-appropriation of the funds assigned for Southern Punjab.