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Government striving to alleviate poverty, backwardness: Prime Minister

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Islamabad, August 31, 2012 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that the government was striving to alleviate poverty and backwardness through adopting multi-pronged measures. He said that it has embarked upon a comprehensive plan for the speedy development of remote and under developed area with a view to bring them at par with the developed ones of the country.

The Prime Minister said this while talking to a group of Parliamentarians who called on him at the Prime Minister’s House this evening.

The Prime Minister said that the government has made a substantial allocation in the Public Sector Development Programme and Benazir Income Support Programme for the current year which would bring further impetus to the ongoing development activities as well as providing financial assistance to the poor segment of society so that they are able to stand on their feet.

The Parliamentarians lauded the efforts of the government for taking effective measures for the wellbeing of the people and assured of their wholehearted cooperation.

They also apprised the Prime Minister of the ongoing development schemes of their areas and issues related to the people.

The Parliamentarians who met the Prime Minister included Federal Minister for Postal Services Sardar Al-Haj Muhammad Umar Gorgaige, Ms. Palwasha Mohammad Zai Khan, MNA, Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, MNA, Mr. Ather Hassan Gorchani, MPA and Dr. Irshad Kamboh, President PPP France.

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