ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 21, 2017-Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired the Parliamentary Party Meeting of PML-N at Islamabad today.
The Prime Minister stated that Pakistan’s economy witnessed a positive turnaround and is fast growing in the face of numerous challenges inherited by his government in 2013. The PM added that speedy work is underway on various projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which once completed would immensely benefit Pakistan in particular and the region in general.
The PM said that his government initiated mega energy and infrastructure projects to address the issue of power shortages and increase connectivity in Pakistan. Our government has overcome the issue of power shortages to a great extent and load shedding will be part of history by the year 2018. We are massively investing in motorways, highways and other infrastructure projects as well. The overall law and order situation of the country; especially the situation in Karachi and Baluchistan have greatly improved during our government. Pakistan of 2017 is very different from that of 2013’, emphasized the PM. The Prime Minister said that our government has paid special attention to the development of Balochistan.
The PM said that the independent and credible financial institutions of the world have recognized that Pakistan’s economy is stabilizing and is on the right path of growth. ‘We have ensured complete transparency in the execution of the projects and have never compromised on principles’. The dividends and benefits of these projects will reach to all parts and people of Pakistan’, emphasized the PM.
The PM asked his party members to work hard for alleviating the problems of the people of their respective constituencies.
Finance Minister Mr. Ishaq Dar briefed the participants of the meeting on financial stability and economic growth achieved by the government during last 4 years. Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq briefed on projects and performance of Pakistan Railways while citing data which demonstrated manifold increase in resources, profits, freight and passengers business since 2013. Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources gave a briefing on energy projects. Minister for Water & Power Khawaja Asif briefed the participants on achievements of the Water & Power Ministry during the last 4 years. Secretary to PM Mr. Fawad Hasan Fawad briefed the participants on Sustainable Development Goals.
Participants lauded the the role of the Prime Minister in personally supervising development projects and reiterated the resolve to work together for the development of the country.