Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz Monday has announced that power costs for households consuming up to 100 units of electricity monthly would be borne by the provincial government.
In a press conference in Lahore on Monday, Hamza Shehbaz stated that the government had allocated a relief programme of Rs100 billion to bear the power expenditure of consumers whose usage was up to 100 units of electricity.
The chief minister said that the programme would act as an incentive for those who used up to 100 units to save energy.
Hamza also announced that the government would provide solar panels in order to induce a shift to alternate sources of power.
CM Hamza also spoke about the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme and said that it would continue, and the donors and friendly countries would continue to aid Pakistan.
While expressing criticism of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the chief minister said that the nation would hold the party’s leadership accountable.
He added that the government led by the PTI ruined the economy and that PTI Chairman Imran Khan had to explain foreign funding, Toshakhana, and Farah Gogi’s [Farhat Shahzadi] corruption.
Regarding the by-elections in Punjab, the chief minister said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz would emerge successful.