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PM says previous rulers gave recipe for Pakistan’s destruction

ISLAMABAD, Nov (DNA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said motorway projects in different parts of the country are being completed with full transparency.Inaugurating Khanewal-Multan section of motorway in Khanewal on Saturday, he said the development of these projects will ensure fast track development of the country. It would also ensure safe and fast journey for commuters.He said motorway and road infrastructure is also now being developed in Balochistan.

He said state of the art airport will be built in Gwadar besides the development of the deep sea port there.

The Prime Minister said besides motorways and metro bus projects, the government has also launched several projects to overcome the energy crisis.

He vowed to end the power outages in the next two and a half years.

Nawaz Sharif said it is utmost effort of the government to provide cheap electricity to the consumers.

The Prime Minister regretted that the process of development was halted after 1999 and the country was plunged into many problems including load shedding and terrorism.

He said the previous rulers gave the country a recipe for destruction by halting its progress. “Previous governments didn’t even provide electricity, let alone motorway,” he said. The prime minister said situation had aggravated in all the sectors after his ouster in 1999.

He said the people took revenge for the injustice meted out to them by the previous rulers through vote.

After assuming power, he said, his government improved the country’s economic as well as law and order situation. He said now the electricity was being supplied uninterruptedly.

The prime minister said work on Karachi motorway, power projects and Gwadar airport was underway. “Now people will be able to reach Karachi from Multan within seven hours,” he said, adding that he had to face severe criticism when he first decided to build motorway.

He said the terrorism has also receded as compared to past due to his government’s bold decisions. “We initiated an operation in Karachi for peace,” he said.

Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated Khanewal-Multan section of motorway in Khanewal.

On the occasion, the prime minister accompanied by Governor Punjab Rafique Rajwana was briefed about the fifty-six kilometer long four lane M-4 project.

The 56km-long section includes four interchanges, seventeen bridges and twenty-eight subways. It has been completed at a cost of about thirteen billion rupees.

The M-4 section will contribute towards the economy in terms of surge in employment and business opportunities.

This motorway is a part of Karachi-Lahore motorway, which additionally provide linkage of Multan city with the motorways. DNA

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