Those who raised ‘Pakistan First’ slogan greatly damaged country: Shahbaz


Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Monday said that Neelum-Jhelum and Nandipur project underwent corruption in the past.
He was addressing opening ceremony of Punjab Economic Forum in Lahore.
Punjab CM asserted that those who raised ‘Pakistan First’ slogan greatly damaged the country. He clarified that Orange Line project was launched by the present government. The CM said that Punjab’s economy has been boosted through bringing reforms. Shahbaz Sharif said that economic development holds the key to ensure the welfare of the people.
“Inclusive and sustainable economic growth strategy of Punjab government is the roadmap for development. Investment by Punjab government in the programs and policies is targeting the youth of our country,” he said.
He pronounced that through their own provincial resources, Punjab is setting up gas power projects with capacity of 3600-MW to resolve energy issues in the province. Punjab CM affirmed that Pakistan has become the 4th largest e-lancing country in the world.
He told that Punjab Skill Development Fund is meant to impart skills to its youth and produce a skillful knowledge-based generation. “Improvement in labor market integration by 40% in Lahore and other areas is due to metro buses,” he said.
Shehbaz Sharif explained that the establishment of a provincial SDG unit will improve coordination with federal government on SDGs.
He notified that School Strengthening Programme is focusing on construction of 10,000 new classrooms and reconstruction of dilapidated school buildings.—INP

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