President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Shahbaz Sharif while addressing an event in Karachi’s Lyari area on Tuesday said Karachi’s peace has been reinstated owing to incessant efforts by Rangers. We will make Karachi better than Lahore if given a chance. You are free to compare our performance with that of our competitors.”
“We didn’t come to power in Karachi before, only people of Punjab gave us the mandate,” he stated.
Upon his arrival in Karachi on Monday to kick start his election campaign, Sharif avowed to strive for progress and affluence for the metropolis.
Addressing different delegations at a local hotel here Tuesday, he said the construction of Bhasha Dam will be the priority of the next PML-N government in view of worsening water shortages in the country.
The PML-N President said talk about Kala Bagh Dam is wastage of time and it should not be discussed anymore as there is no consensus on the project. He said the nation would have to make further decisions to break the begging bowl.
The PML-N President said if the National Accountability Bureau’s actions would not be transparent, questions would be raised. The former Punjab chief minister said lack of public transport is a major problem in Karachi. He said there should be at least 10 metro lines in the metropolis. He said the PML-N government would bring three Orange Line projects in the city.
Shahbaz Sharif said the PML-N’s federal government had provided funds for the Green Line scheme in the city. He later addressing similar meetings in Malir, Manzoor Colony and different other areas of the metropolis and reiterated that water scarcity coupled with the absence solid waste management system and inadequate public transport facilities have need to be mitigated on war footings.
“PML- N has the capability to brave the challenges faced by the people of Karachi,” he said assuring that people would be served without any distinction. He criticised the PML-N opponents for focusing on non-issues and showing little interest towards the actual needs of the masses.