Radio Pakistan finds booming Punjab suffering discrimination

January 19th, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Abohar, Jan.19 (ANI): Radio Pakistan in one of its recent broadcasts has blamed the Central government not investing in the Punjab state which has, it says, led to reduction in employment opportunities for youth in the State.
The broadcast has surprised people living in the border. They have been reading in the media that Punjab is developing into an Information Technology hub and will soon emerge as a competitor to Bangalore in southern India.
The broadcasts have also earned the ridicule of educationists in the State. Professor of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Prof. Kulbeer Singh, points out that the progress of Punjab has earned it a place of pride in India.
The popular India Today magazine has placed Punjab at number one position several times in comparison to the development witnessed in other states of the country. Punjabis have reached in every corner of the world and are involved in all types of works and they have been able to do all this with the support from the Union Government. The support from the Centre and enabled Punjab to progress a lot, said Prof. Kulbeer.
He rubbished the allegation of discrimination of Punjab by the Centre.
Radio Pakistan’’s statement that the agricultural sector in Punjab is facing neglect is completely wrong. The problems of water and electricity are being solved and other development works are also being carried out in Punjab, Prof. Kulbeer added.
It is natural that with development there would be many challenges. The agricultural sector in Punjab has progressed, and served as a catalyst to developments in other sectors. There has been diversification in different areas. The State has also established many educational institutions. For example, the Ludhiana University has been established with funding from central government, Prof. Kulbeer further added. (ANI)

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