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Maryam, Punjab CM, Announces Relief For 300-unit Electricity Users

Maryam, Punjab CM, Announces Relief For 300-unit Electricity Users

In her inaugural address in the Punjab Assembly following her victory in the Chief Minister election, Maryam Nawaz, the newly-elected Chief Minister of Punjab, unveiled a significant relief initiative for electricity consumers in the province. The relief plan presented by the chief minister differs slightly from the campaign promises made by her party leaders.

During the election campaign, PML-N Vice President Hamza Shehbaz Sharif had declared that the public would receive 300 units of electricity ‘free of cost’ if the party secured victory. Similar pledges were made by other political entities, including the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP), in their respective campaigns.

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Contrary to the earlier commitment of free electricity units, Maryam Nawaz outlined in her speech that her government aims to provide solar systems to individuals consuming up to 300 electricity units per month. This deviation signifies a shift in the approach to fulfilling the party’s pre-election promises.

Furthermore, the Chief Minister pledged to launch a free wifi program in Lahore, with plans to extend it to other cities in subsequent phases. This initiative reflects an effort to enhance connectivity and digital access for the citizens.

In addition to the electricity and digital connectivity initiatives, CM Maryam also committed to establishing five IT universities across the province during her five-year term. This strategic move is aimed at fostering educational development and technological advancement in Punjab.

Maryam Nawaz’s inaugural speech outlined a comprehensive vision for her tenure, encompassing relief measures, technological advancements, and educational reforms to address the diverse needs and aspirations of the people of Punjab.


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