LAYYAH

Development and health funds allocated for Layyah have been diverted to Lahore for the completion of Orange Line Train project creating disappointment among the citizens. The funds of Chowk Azam Road project, union councils, medicines of hospitals and sewerage schemes have been diverted to Lahore. Layyah Chowk Azam carpeted road project worth Rs3.37 billion was approved in last annual budget of Punjab. The project was divided into four parts and a sum of Rs10 billion was spent on project. However, Punjab government diverted the funds to the train project in Lahore.

The road is very important for the residents of Chowk Azam, Fatah pour and other adjoining villages to achieve health and education facilities in the institute of Layyah. Medicine budget of rural and basic health centres has been decreased.

All the tehsil and rural hospitals are facing shortage of doctors which is painful for the patients. In this way, the Punjab government is saving money of the salaries of these staff by not making appointments in Layyah colleges and hospitals.

The citizens including Umar, Javed Iqbal, Iftikhar Ali, Babar Khan, Sanaullah, Amjad Farooq, Khalid Iqbal and Dr Iqbal said that PML-N government always discriminate with South Punjab. The PML-N leadership always preferred upper Punjab for mega projects and ignored Saraiki regions, they said.

MPA Ishfaq Ahmad said that in the coming budget, funds will be allocated for Layyah Chowk Azam Road and other projects.