APP54-25 KARACHI: June 25 – President, Pakistan Muslim League-N, Shahbaz Sharif addressing during visit FPCCI. APP photo by Syed Abbas Mehdi

KARACHI, Jun 25 (APP):President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and
former chief minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Monday re-assured that if voted to power, PML-N will ensure supply of clean potable
water to every residential unit in Karachi within next three years, in
coordination with the provincial and the city governments.
PML-N government at the centre will also resolve the issue of
collection and disposal of solid waste of the city within six months
through modern and scientific arrangements.
It will also come up with long-term projects to strengthen public
transport system and infrastructure in Karachi, he said.
“Karachi needs large desalination plants for clean water to entire
population. Also, more flyovers and underpasses are needed, otherwise the
city shall be jammed after some years,” he said while speaking at a
meeting with business community here at the Federation House.
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry has invited
the leadership of all major political parties of the country to visit its
Headquarters (Federation House) and present their economic agenda for next
five years to its members. FPCCI, being the apex trade body, represents
entire business community of the country.
Accompanied with PML-N President, senior party leaders included
Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, former federal ministers Mushahidullah
Khan and Dr. Miftah Ismail, and Shah Muhammad Shah.
Prominent on FPCCI side were President Ghazanffar Bailour, Senior
Vice President Syed Mazhar Ali Nasir, Vice Presidents Zahid Saeed, Tariq
Haleem and Mirza Ishtiaq Baig, who is also President PML-N Sindh Business
Forum, former president FPCCI Zubair F.Tufail, Chairman, United Business
Group in FPCCI and former president Iftikhar Ali Malik, former vice
presidents Mumtaz Ali Shaikh and Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig.
President PML-N, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that after coming into
power his party would restore the glory of Karachi as the largest city,
economic hub of the country and as the city of lights.
Karachi has great potential to become international centre for
economic and social activities.
“We also accept our responsibility, Karachi has been neglected,” he
Recognizing the importance of Karachi, he said, this time PML-N has
launched its political campaign from Karachi.
He listed the efforts and achievements of PML-N Punjab and Federal
governments in last five years on social and economic fronts including
overcoming the energy crisis, and law and order problem.
To questions from FPCCI leadership, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said next
PML-N government would take innovative steps for promotion of trade and
These would include one-window operation facility for the traders and
investors. For this purpose, he said, an authority would be formed through
the Parliament. The government would focus on international standard
research and development for high economic growth.