Multan: The Punjab government has earmarked funds worth PKR 7.5 billion for establishing the proposed development projects in the Multan division in its Budget 2020-21 — a news source reported. These funds will be spent on nearly 340 ongoing development schemes in the division; while an additional PKR 220 million have been allocated for new projects in the city.
A number of schemes proposed under the Multan Development Package by Commissioner Multan Division Shan-ul-Haq have also been included in the budget. In addition, the provincial government has given special attention to the various ongoing health schemes in the division.
Reportedly, PKR 100 million have been dedicated for the development of shelter homes, while PKR 50 million have been earmarked for the agriculture sector. Moreover, PKR 1 billion have been allocated for the construction of the 500-bed Nishtar Hospital; PKR 350 million have been allocated for the Nishter Pharmacy and Store Block; PKR 150 million have been earmarked for a project to extend the Chaudhry Pervaiz Ilahi Institute of Cardiology; and PKR 150 million have been allocated for the DHQ Hospital.