LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that foundations for a prosperous and developed Pakistan have been laid, as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has opened doors for secure foreign investment in the country.

Talking to delegations of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in Saudi Arabia, the chief minister said that CPEC was a game-changer initiative in the real sense at the global level. “The revolution of economic development is knocking at Pakistan’s doors and many more employment opportunities are being created for hundreds of thousands of skilled persons in the country. The friendly countries are jubilant while the enemy is unnerved due to the CPEC project,” he said.

Shehbaz said overcoming loadshedding in 2017 was an achievement of the PML-N government, which wriggled the country out of the crises inherited from the previous government and moved Pakistan towards development. He said that mega projects of public welfare that had been set up in Punjab and other parts of the country were a conspicuous proof of public friendly policies of the government. He maintained that the era of politics of personal interests was over and now “we will have to think only for public welfare and national development. “We shall continue to move further with full commitment for bringing national development and prosperity to the grassroots.”

The chief minister pointed out that there was no resemblance of the development projects in the history of the country that had been completed during the last four years with utmost transparency, quality and speed. He said national as well as international bodies had acknowledged the policy of maintaining transparency on different occasions. He said that development of underdeveloped areas has been given importance to ensure composite development. The Orange Line Metro Train will prove the best transport project in the history of the country and benefit hundreds of thousands of citizens every day. He said it is sanguine that this project is rapidly moving towards completion. Hundreds of thousands of citizens of Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi-Islamabad are fully benefiting from the wonderful metro bus service in their cities. Keeping this in view, he said, the government is completing such projects of public importance on a priority basis, concluded the chief minister.


Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has taken notice of death of a police official in a car accident in the Defence A Area of the provincial metropolis and sought a report from the CCPO.

He has said that justice should be ensured and legal action be initiated against the person responsible for this accident. He has said that best treatment facilities should be provided to the injured official.