LAHORE (APS) December 17, 2016-Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says PML-N government firmly believes in making Pakistan a developed state providing all facilities to the people.
He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore on Saturday.
Prime Minister said various power projects are being completed speedily, as sufficient electricity is key to industrial development.
He said that development work and network of motorways and highways is being expanded in all parts of country, including Balochistan.
Nawaz Sharif said these development projects are removing the sense of deprivation in Balochistan and will bring a revolution in the lives of people.
He said that Gwadar will be made a city of international standard with the provision of all world call facilities to the people. He said as a result of the construction of highways, the people of Gwadar can travel to Quetta far easier than the past.
He said that the highway network will connect Balochistan to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Central Asian States and China.
Prime Minister said that due to concrete measures taken by the government, the power crisis will be solved during the present tenure and cheaper electricity will be provided to people
He said the present government inherited the challenges of power crisis and terrorism when it came into power.
The Prime Minister said that terrorism is being eliminated through bold steps.
He said that a network of motorways is being expanded from Lahore to Karachi speedily in different phases.
He praised the efforts of Punjab Chief Minister and his team who worked speedily on the Greater Iqbal Park Project.
Earlier, in his address, the Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that this park will provide great recreational facilities to public.
Briefing the participants, Director General of Parks and Horticulture Authority, Shakeel Ahmad told that park has been completed at a cost of eleven hundred eighty six million rupees in thirteen months.
He said the park has features of Mughal art of construction as well as dancing fountains, children play areas and it will provide recreational facilities to people and tourists.
He further said a national heritage museum is also being set up in this park.
Earlier, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Greater Iqbal Park. He went round various parts of the park and appreciated the high standard of the work.
The park, besides providing entertainment to the citizens, will also become a new landmark of Pakistan’s culture.
Along with renovation of the Minar-i-Pakistan, the project features expansion of the Iqbal Park by including it in the stretch of Circular Road between the park and Lahore Fort.
The 125-acre green oasis is surrounded almost entirely by the old city of Lahore.
Visitors can lounge on rolling lawns and have the panoramic view of the symbolic Minar-e-Pakistan, the majestic Lahore Fort, the iconic Azadi Interchange and the historic Badshahi Mosque that also shelters the tomb of Allama Iqbal.
Beautiful dancing fountains with colourful lights have also been installed at the Greater Iqbal Park.