Journey towards progress pinching opponents: PM


Takes jibe at Imran, says liars cannot lead Pakistan

Kahuta—Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday the ongoing journey towards progress was in fact pinching the opponents as it would earn the PML-N more opportunities to serve the masses leaving the adversaries just to wait.
Addressing a gathering at village Narh, in Kahuta, he said, “Pakistanis give honour and receive honour. The one habitual of making lies and publicly disgracing and humiliating others, cannot be their leader.”
Lashing out at his detractors, Nawaz Sharif said people had rejected the politics of disgracing others so such politicians could not claim to be the leaders of civilized Pakistanis.
Without naming Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s chairman, he said the opposition was scared of the government’s journey of progress and prosperity and wanted to interrupt it at any cost.
“Such elements want to halt the development process which the Pakistan Muslim League-N government is continuing in the best interest of common man,” he added. However, he categorically vowed not to bow down before opposition’s such attempts and negative propaganda.
The Prime Minister said no previous governments, whether of Gen Musharraf or Pakistan People’s Party, took steps for the development of country including construction of motorways or overcoming electricity shortage.
He termed those responsible for energy crisis as ‘public offenders’ and said their apathy resulted in worse load-shedding of even 16 to 18 hours a day.
“The PML-N is the sole political party with the credit of economic turnaround, nuclear tests, motorways and overcoming energy shortage,” he said. He also expressed confidence that PML-N would sweep next general polls of 2018 on the basis of its track record of development.
The Prime Minister said the construction of a highway from Khunjrab having altitude of 16,000 feet at China border down to Gwadar was in progress, which would connect the country’s north with south.
He advised the opposition not to impede national
development rather support the government to get deliverance from power and gas crises, build motorways to bring in prosperity, end poverty and unemployment and inflation by enriching business activities.
He said the inflation was on downward trend and an end to unemployment was among his top priorities.
The prime minister reiterated that the government had broken the back of terrorists and highlighted his government’s welfare schemes like laptops and scholarships worth billions of rupees to students and free health treatment schemes for the poor. The free health treatment scheme would also be extended to Kahuta and Narh, he assured the audience chanting pro-PML-N and pro-Nawaz Sharif slogans.
He said the government was overhauling the Railways into a self-sufficient entity, PIA was offering efficient services to passengers and Hajj pilgrims had been served with honour.
Premier Sharif said the people had already rejected those impeding the government’s national development agenda.Without naming Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s U-turn from much hyped ‘Lockdown’ to ‘Yaum-e-Tashakkur’ the prime minister said, “Tall claims ended in a whimper.” Highlighting his government’s transparent policies, the prime minister claimed that no one could blame the government for any kickback in projects’ execution during last three-and a-half-year.
He announced various development projects for Kahuta and Kalar Sayedan including widening ofRawalpindi-Kahuta road to two-lane highway, electrification and gas supply to all union councils of both the twons, upgradation of Kahuta hospital and 12 high schools to higher secondary schools..—APP

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