ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has said government will ensure provision of equal facilities in urban and rural areas in federal capital.

He said this during a meeting with newly elected mayor of Islamabad Sheikh Ansar Aziz today.

PM hoped that newly elected members of local government will make strenuous efforts for the development of rural and urban areas of federal capital. Government will extend full cooperation in connection with uplift projects in Islamabad.

He held that there is need to pay special attention to the development of Islamabad being federal capital.

The beauty of Islamabad was affected in the past due to lack of attention by the successive governments, he observed.  Government will place special focus on beautification of Islamabad besides ensuring provision of all amenities to citizens, he added.