Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz on Monday announced that the provincial government will bear the power cost of households that consume up to 100 units of electricity in a month. 

Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the chief minister said that the Punjab government will bear the utility expenses of poor consumers of electricity. 

The government has set aside Rs100 billion for the relief programme which will benefit nine million households. “This will act as an incentive for those who use more than 100 units of electricity to save energy,” said Hamza.

He said that the government would provide solar panels to the people in need. 

Hamza said that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme would continue and international donors would come, adding that the friendly countries will help Pakistan. “The economy will be back on track,” he assured.

Berating the PTI, the chief minister said that the nation would hold the party leaders accountable. “The PTI government ruined the economy and Imran Khan has to give an account of the foreign funding, Toshakhana, and Farah Gogi’s corruption of billions of rupees.”

About the Punjab by-polls set to take place on July 17, Hamza said that the PML-N would come out on top.

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