Pak Affairs

Govt paying special attention towards uplift of underdeveloped areas: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that the Government is paying special attention towards the uplift of underdeveloped areas of the country and in the upcoming budget the same criteria has been made the benchmark of the overall development agenda.

The improvement in the living standard of the people of these areas, he mentioned, can be brought through the effective engagement of the Government agencies with people’s representatives. The Prime Minister was talking to Senator Syeda Sughra Imam who called on him at PM’s House here on Thursday.

The Prime Minister said that as a result of the 7th NFC Award and the 18th Amendment the Provincial Governments have major role in dealing with the public affairs. He added that Federal Government would provide every possible assistance to the Provincial Governments in the completion of development agenda for the coming fiscal year.

Talking about the CCI meeting, the Prime Minister said that the enhanced role of the forum as envisaged by the 18th Amendment would help the Federal and the Federating Units form consensus on various issues of national importance.

Syeda Sughra Imam apprised the Prime Minister about various development projects which are under completion in her area. She also presented the details of schemes for the next year.

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