Govt initiated mega projects to overcome power shortage: PM
Nawaz Sharif says speedy work is underway on various projects under CPEC.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan’s economy has witnessed a positive turnaround and is fast growing in the face of numerous challenges inherited by his government in 2013.
He was chairing a PML-N parliamentary party meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister said speedy work is underway on various projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which once completed, will immensely benefit the country.
He said the government has initiated mega energy and infrastructure projects to address the issue of power shortages and increase connectivity in Pakistan. The government has overcome the issue of power shortage to a great extent and load-shedding will be part of history by next year.
He said benefits of these projects will reach all parts and people of Pakistan.
The prime minister said the overall law and order situation of the country, especially in Karachi and Balochistan, has greatly improved. He said his government has paid special attention to the development of Balochistan.
He asked his party members to work hard for addressing problems of the people of their respective constituencies.
Participants of the meeting lauded the role of the prime minister in personally supervising development projects and reiterated the resolve to work together for the development of the country.
Earlier, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar briefed the meeting on financial stability and economic growth achieved by the government during the last four years.
Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq highlighted the projects and performance of Pakistan Railways.
Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi gave a briefing on energy projects while Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif informed the participants on the achievements of his ministry during the last four years.