LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that the performance of the Punjab government in the current tenure is zero.
Addressing a press conference along with President PTI Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Central Secretary Information Shafqat Mehmood at party’s central Information Cell on Sunday, Imran Khan said that contrary to the claims of the Punjab Government regarding the 3.4 per cent growth rate in province, the statistics showed that the real growth rate was 2.5 per cent.
The deteriorating economic condition of the energy sector and other departments including agriculture, law and order situation, health and education had proved that the performance of the Punjab government was zero, Imran Khan said.
Constitution does not restrict any province to produce energy, Punjab government did not produce even a single unit of electricity, he added.
He said that the crime rate in Punjab had increased with the ratio of 12 per cent including a 37 per cent rise in dacoity incidents.
To a question about the education policy of the Punjab government,he said that the closing down of the 5700 schools in Punjab was indicating the poor education policy of the Punjab government.
The PTI Chairman said that the Punjab government wasted Rs21 billion on futile projects like rapid bus transit system while the budget of health and education was abysmal.
He said that the people of Pakistan wanted change and PTI was the only party which could bring change in the country.
He said that PTI was the first party which presented its economic agenda. He vowed to raise the tax network to build up the national economy.
Commenting on the Local Government Ordinance in Sindh, he criticised it and rejected the ordinance.