President Punjab PPP, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo has castigated the Punjab Government for presenting a budget which is analogous to a bird in hand for the privileged section of society and nothing for the have-nots except empty promises.
The figures of imparting training to the hundred of thousands poor people was a ploy and the Punjab Minister was playing to the gallery with the intention to pre-empt the backlash which was bound to unfold sooner than later, he added in a statement issued from here today.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that there was no good news for the farmer’s community because the budget amply manifested the continuation of the anti-farmers policy of the government as was the case in the preceding year. There is no qualitative relief for the farmers in the budget.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo described the discriminatory development strategy as a criminal willful negligence by the Punjab government adding no commitment was visible in the budget to the contrary.
He said that in the budget speech enormous funds would be projected as allocated for the development of backward regions but same would be transferred, like in the past, for the show piece projects located in the posh areas of Lahore. This is no more acceptable, he observed.