People creating hurdles in development process, bound to fail : PM

SANGLA HILL, Nov 11 (APP): Expressing his determination to  pursue the PML-N’s agenda of development, Prime Minister Muhammad
Nawaz Sharif on Friday said those creating hurdles in the way of
development agenda, would miserably fail.

“This is the agenda of Pakistan’s development. Some people  are trying to stop this. But it will not stop, as the people of  Pakistan are with Nawaz Sharif, and we will continue to pursue  the agenda of development,” the Prime Minister said while addressing  a huge public gathering here after inaugurating Sangla Hill  interchange at Faisalabad-Pindi Bhatian Motorway.

The 3.7 kms interchange, constructed at a cost of Rs. 299.2  million, would provide the residents of the area an easy access to  Lahore, Islamabad, Sargodha, Chiniot, Chak Jhumra, Faisalabad and  Jhang.

Nawaz Sharif referred to various development projects  initiated or completed during the last over three years including  the construction of roads and motorways as well as energy projects  and said “Those who are creating hurdles do not want to see end of loadshedding and cheaper electricity, but their agenda will fail,  and our’s agenda will succeed.”

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was changing the fate of Pakistan including that of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa (KPK).

“Look at the KPK, where they wanted to make a new Pakistan. But now we are making a new Pakistan there through construction of motorways and bringing in electricity,” he remarked.

“When electricity would be cheaper, who will benefit from it,” he questioned and said it would be the people, farmers, industrialists and the domestic consumers.

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The Prime Minister said the menace of terrorism has  been curbed to a large extent from across the country  including Karachi and Balochistan.

“Look at the Pakistan of today and that of three  years’ back. The world is recognizing that Pakistan is  moving ahead with development,” he added.

The Prime Minister said that due to the government’s development agenda, unemployment would end, poor people  would prosper and illiteracy would be eliminated.

He said the present government was constructing roads and motorways, adding, the construction of Sangla Hill Interchange would reduce travel time from Lahore to Sangla from the existing two and half hours to one and half hours.

The Prime Minister said the construction of roads was facilitating the farmers to take their agricultural produce  to markets at low cost as well as the consumers who get vegetables, fruit, sugarcane, wheat etc. on lower rates.

Nawaz Sharif said his government was working day and night to end electricity load-shedding by 2018.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif regretted that the previous governments did nothing to check energy crisis.

Similarly, he said, Motorway upto Lahore was completed by the PML-N government in 1999, and now the work was in progress on the Motorway project from Lahore to Karachi.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan Railways and Pakistan International Airline (PIA), which were on the declining path during the previous regimes, have been revived.

“We are here to serve you. We are giving lap-tops to the youth, constructing schools and hospitals,” he said and added the government was planning to construct new 50 state-of-the-art  and fully-equipped hospitals across the country to boost health  facilities for the masses.

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The Prime Minister on this occasion also announced the provision of Sui Gas to Sangla Hill as well as in the villages of NA 103.

He also announced to restore an under-pass in Sangla Hill at Lahore-Faisalabad Railway track and said work on it would be initiated very soon.

The Prime Minister announced the construction of a  250-bed hospital in Nankana Sahib. He also announced to  extend the Faisalabad-Sahinawala Expressway till Sangla  Hill.

Besides, he added, the road from Sangla Hill  Interchange to Tibba Shah Behlol would be doubled.

Minister for Kashmir Affairs, Birjees Tahir,  speaking on the occasion, thanked Prime Minister  Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for fulfilling his promise  of constructing Sangla Hill Interchange.

He said Nawaz Sharif had made this promise  during his election campaign in 2013 and now this  promise has been fulfilled.

He said the construction of this interchange  will not only benefit the people of this area, but  it would also facilitate Sikh pilgrims in Nankana
Sahib and would help promote tourism in the area.

Birjees Tahir said Prime Minister Sharif,  who had made the country’s defence impregnable  by conducting nuke tests 1998, has now strengthened  the country’s economy through his prudent policies
and the CPEC.