Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has asked the nation to take notice of those elements who are staging sit-ins and creating hurdles in the path of national progress and prosperity.

Talking to people gathered during his visit to flood affected areas of Sialkot, the Prime Minister said the Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit carried much significance for the progress of the country. He said the Chinese President was bringing with him a mega package of prosperity for the people of Pakistan, including projects to end energy crisis within next three to four years and construction of highways and motorways.

The Prime Minister regretted that the visit was postponed, which also affected these development projects. However, he resolved that the government will do whatever possible for the nation's progress and prosperity.

He said the government is making all out efforts to provide relief to the affected people.

Earlier, the Prime Minister accompanied by Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif took aerial view of the damages caused by heavy rains and flood in the district.

The Prime Minister along with elected representatives and officials of the district administration visited the most affected areas of the city including Khawaja Safdar road, Shahabpura Sublime Chowk, Pasrur road and Commissioner road and others and sympathized with the affected people.

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