Punjab to cut down undue expenditures in Budget 2020-21

Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that we are facing extraordinary circumstances in view of coronavirus pandemic, the provincial government will curtail unnecessary expenditures in the upcoming budget.

 He stated that in the wake of the prevailing situation, priorities will be focused in the next fiscal year budget. During the 2020-21 fiscal year budget, health department and social sector will be given complete attention and unnecessary expenditures will further be curtailed at every level.

 Usman Buzdar disclosed that by adhering to strict financial discipline policy, we will focus on the welfare and progress of the common man.

CM directed to formulate comprehensive programme in order to provide relief to the masses in the next budget and added that we will not put the burden on the weak segments of the society despite facing adverse financial conditions.

 He stressed that solid and concrete steps will be undertaken to provide facilities to the common man. He disclosed that coming 2020-21 fiscal year budget and Annual Development Programme will be based on factual statistics.

Usman Buzdar also directed to focus on adopting austerity and, saving policies along with ensuring financial discipline in the budget. CM Usman Buzdar chaired a high-level meeting in which Provincial Law Minister Raja Basharat, Chief Secretary, Secretary Law, Secretary Finance and other concerned officials were also present in the meeting.