LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Law, Excise & Taxation Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said that we have to control the rapidly growing population to provide civic amenities to every citizen of the country

He said that education and health is priority of the present government, however, it could be achieved only when our population remained within resources. However, he asked the public representatives and ulema to come forward and to create awareness among general public against the menace of fatal diseases.

While talking to various delegations, Mujtaba said that the budget allocated for education Rs274 billion which is 26.25 per cent of total expenditures whereas the budget allocated for health Rs121.80 billon which is 11.66 per cent of total expenditures of the government.

He said that the growth rate of Punjab would be increased to eight per cent during next four years and in result of it, more than 70 lakh people would be able to live above the poverty line whereas job opportunities would also be available to 40 lakh people.

He said that 36 per cent of development budget had been allocated for south Punjab so that maximum development projects would be completed in the less developed districts.