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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says development in the country is only possible when there is democracy.

He was speaking after inauguration of oil and gas well project Jhandial-one at Jhandial in Attock on Friday.

The Prime Minister said no other force other than democracy can deliver in the country. He said we will have to work hard to strengthen democracy in the country.

He said development projects have been completed in all sectors including economy, infrastructure and energy in all parts of the country.

He said during the last four years more than ten thousand megawatt energy has been included in the national grid. He said that one hundred and three discoveries have been made in the oil and gas sector during the last four years. He said similarly eight hundred and fifty million cubic feet gas that is 22 percent of the total gas production has been added in the system during the tenure of the present government.

He said all the sectors are being provided uninterrupted gas supply twenty four hours a day.

He said that unparalleled development projects have been completed during the tenure of the present government in all sectors.

The Prime Minister said the project will open new avenues of progress and development in the region by boosting business and creating new job opportunities.

He announced gas supply schemes for all the areas of the region.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said after completion of the power projects Pakistan will become self-sufficient in this sector and will bring prosperity and development in the country.

Earlier, the Prime Minister was briefed on the occasion about the salient features of the project.

This is one of the largest oil and gas discovery in the area struck by Pakistan Oil Fields Limited.

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad, Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir, Minister of State Jam Kamal were also present on the occasion.                           

Talking to a delegation of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association in Islamabad, Prime Minister has reaffirmed government's commitment to continue creating conducive environment for enhancing business sector.

He said growth in exports will not only help in reducing trade deficit but also increase employment opportunities.

On the occasion, the delegation lauded government's efforts for enhancing the export package aims at facilitating exporters.


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