SIALKOT - Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Sunday the PML-N government had put the country on road to progress by taking timely decisions of national importance.
Talking to local MPAs Mansha Ullah Butt, Ch Muhammad Ikram and Ch Arshad Javaid Warraich, he said the PML-N government had taken several revolutionary steps to pull the country out of energy crisis, besides, tackling internal and external issues amicably.
Khawaja Asif urged the elected representatives to motivate the masses to avoid unnecessary use of electricity in peak hours, besides, ensuring the early closure of markets, bazaars, shops and shopping centres in the evening. The government would soon announce a schedule in this regard, he added.
He hoped the federal government would soon import gas which would help overcome energy crisis.
Regarding development of Sialkot city, he pledged that Sialkot deserved to be a model city and the PML-N government was taking steps for its socio-economic development and beautification.
He added that Sialkot would soon be made a model district by raising the living standard of the Sialkot people and ensuring the provision of all basic amenities of life to people at their door steps.
The Defence Minister reviewed the pace of ongoing development projects in Sialkot. He said that 100 beds well-equipped cardiology ward would start functioning at Govt Allama Iqbal Memorial DHQ Hospital Sialkot by June 2014.
He said that Punjab university campus would soon be established adjacent to the ground of Govt Jinnah Islamia College Sialkot for providing higher education facilities to students at local level. Khawaja Asif announced the early dualisation of 100 KMs long Sialkot-Eimanabad Road, saying the construction work of the project would be started in September 2014. President PML-N Sialkot district Idrees Ahmed Bajwa and General Secretary of PML-N Sialkot district Shujaat Ali Pasha and other PML-N leaders Mehmoodul Hassan Babar Khan, Tariq Mehmood and others were also present on this occasion.