PM announces Rs500m development funds for lawmakers
Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a grant of Rs500 million for each lawmaker, whether from National Assembly or any provincial assembly. The development came on Wednesday as the government had previously given commitments of releasing development funds for constituencies.
The decision was taken in a meeting of the parliamentary party at the Parliament House which was presided over by the PM. The meeting was also attended by the government’s coalition parties.
According to media reports: Many other issues like Opposition (PDM) movement, upcoming Senate elections, and Jahangir Tareen, were also discussed during the meeting.
The premier announced the development funds after a strong demand from majority of the legislators present in the meeting.
It was also reported that some representatives of the ruling party had objected to the role of technocrats in the cabinet and shared a opinion of bringing PTI’s Jahangir Tareen back in the decision making process.
While addressing the meeting the PM also criticised the opposition’s role in creating problems for the government and said that Pakistan Democratic Movement had ‘failed’, ‘collapsed’ and ‘virtually vanished’ as the cracks had started to appear in the alliance.