PM vows to provide best communication facilities to masses
Nawaz Sharif says 10,000 megawatt electricity will be added to the national grid this year.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says government is developing a modern network of roads to provide the best possible communication facilities to the masses.
He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Metro Bus service in Multan on Tuesday.
He said the whole country from Karachi to Khunjrab will be connected through motorways and expressways.
He said work is in progress on six-lane motorway from Lahore to Multan, Gojra to Khanewal and Multan to Sukkur while contract of Hyderabad Motorway will be awarded soon.
The Prime Minister said the government is also executing many power projects across the country to overcome energy crisis.
Nawaz Sharif said land for Diamer-Bhasha Dam has been acquired at a cost of one hundred and ten billion rupees and its reservoir will be bigger than that of Tarbela and Mangla.
He said on completion of ongoing power projects load shedding will be overcome once for all while price of electricity will also be reduced.
Nawaz Sharif regretted that some politicians want to derail the development process through sit-ins and protests to meet their political ends. He, however, made it clear that the government will continue its journey of progress and prosperity of the country with full vigour.
The Prime Minister said the elements who are criticizing the government are themselves involved in corruption and nepotism and they will soon be exposed before the nation.
Earlier, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Multan Metro Bus service project completed at a cost of 28 billion rupees. He said the project is a gift for the people of Multan, being the country's third and South Punjab's first Mass Transit System.
The Prime Minister also took a test ride of the bus along with Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana and Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif.
During the ride he was given a briefing about the Multan Metro Bus service that has been completed in a record time of 18 months.