APP26-28 NAROWAL: October 28 - Interior Minister Prof. Ahsan Iqbal addressing during the inauguration of the District Jail. APP Photo by Munir Butt

SIALKOT, Oct 28 (APP): Interior Minister Chaudhry Ahsan Iqbal Saturday said that the elements busy in hatching conspiracies every day in Pakistan are trying to damage Pakistan.
He was addressing the audience after inaugurating the
newly-established Narowal District Jail, here.
He said that the government was successfully foiling all
local and international conspiracies against the country, adding that the political elements rejected by masses were now playing in the wrong hands for their vested interests and weakening Pakistan politically and economically.
The interior minister said that political stability is vital for economic stability of the country and effective and constructive policies of the government was taking Pakistan ahead. He said the PML-N governmnet had put the country on the right path to economical and political stability despite the hurdles created by the negative political elements.
Ch Ahsan Iqbal said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
(CPEC) project would change the destiny of Pakistan, as the two countries were taking ahead the project to its next stages successfully.
He said that Pakistan was a peace-loving country, which has
rendered a lot of sacrifices to weed out terrorism and establish durable peace globally. He said that the world should acknowledge Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war against terrorism globally.
The minister said that the PML-N government had completed
a record number of social welfare and human development projects across the country.
Ahsan Iqbal termed the development of infrastructure from
Gilgit to Gwadar an important milestone in the history of the
He said that due to its strong policies, the government has
been able to overcome the energy shortage. “In the past, the
country was facing 20-hour electricity shortages. Now
electricity is available 20 hours a day.”
Ahsan Iqbal said that development and improved standard
of living was not possible without peace, stability and harmony.
Earlier, Chaudhry Ahsan visited the kitchen, hospital and
female barracks at Narowal district jail. He checked the quality
of the meals and medical facilities, being provided there.
On this occasion, the senior jail officials told the interior
minister that all 375 male and female prisoners belonging to
Narowal district have been shifted to the newly established
Narowal district jail from Sialkot jail as well.
The minister also directed the jail officials to ensure
provision of playground adjacent to the jail for promotion
of hockey, football and volleyball games among the prisoners.
Provincial Minister for Prisons Malik Ahmed Yar Hunjra,
Inspector General Prisons Punjab Mirza Shahid Saleem Baig,
DIG (Prisons) Punjab Malik Mubashar Ahmed Khan, local MPAs
Sardar Ramaish Singh Arora, Rana Manan Khan and senior officials
were also present on the occasion.