PM Imran Khan inaugurates various public welfare, development projects in Multan


MULTAN, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday inaugurated various public welfare and development projects in Multan including the South Punjab Secretariat and Kisan Card for the farmers.

During his day-long visit to Multan, the prime minister inaugurated the E-Khidmat Center, Labour Housing Colony Industrial Estate Phase-I, and a new building of Shelter Home.

The prime minister also launched five Miyawaki forests under the Clean and Green Pakistan campaign and the project of rehabilitation of Multan-Mattital road.

Moreover, he also performed the groundbreaking of a Panahgah in Multan under the project of construction of Panahgahs in all divisional headquarters of Punjab Phase-I, 200-bed Mother and Child Hospital in Ghalla Godam Multan, and 10 water filtration plants in Multan.

While addressing the Kisan Card Distribution Ceremony in Multan, the prime minister said that says the government’s historic initiative of Kisan Card will transform the agriculture sector in Pakistan, making farmers prosperous.

The prime minister said that the farmers through this card will get subsidized fertilizers, seeds and pesticides besides loans and compensation for damaged crops in case of any natural calamity.

The prime minister expressed confidence that the Kisan Card Scheme will bring about a revolution in the Country by making the life of farmers easy through the use of technology, enhancing agricultural production, and saving foreign exchange. He said that it will also contribute to poverty reduction particularly in rural areas.

Imran Khan said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has been working on various programmes for agricultural development in the Country. He said that a Rs 300 billion transformation plan has already been announced for the purpose.

The prime minister said that in addition to two major dams, small dams are also being constructed to ensure a better water supply for crops. He said that the irrigation system is also being improved.

Imran Khan said agriculture has been made part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project for enhancing agricultural production through the use of Chinese technology. He said that seed research institutions are being revamped, and efforts are underway for local production of pulses, edible oil, and soybean.

The prime minister said farmers will be trained to increase agricultural production. He said that Rs 40 billion have been allocated to increase the production of milk in the Country. For reducing losses of vegetables, fruits, and grains; storages and food processing plants will be established, he added.

Imran Khan said that the government plans to take steps to considerably enhance the production of various agricultural products including wheat, rice, corn, pulses, fruits, vegetables, and fisheries. He said that he himself will supervise the work on the plan aimed at developing the agriculture sector in the Country.

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