Multan-Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Friday that completion of public welfare projects in South Punjab stands atop the priorities of his government and Multan metro bus project will be kicked off very soon.

Talking to a delegation of MNAs and MPAs belonging to Multan, he said that the project would not only eliminate sense of deprivation from the South Punjab region but also lift the living standard of the people. He said that the Multan metro would introduce a new transport culture in this region and people would benefit from a luxurious commuting facility at very cheaper rates. He said that those who opposed metro bus projects now praised them after seeing the facility being enjoyed by the residents of Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

The CM said that thousands of people would commute on Multan metro bus and the students of schools, colleges and university would benefit from the project the most. He hoped that the project would relieve parents of the students of financial burden they currently faced for their travelling. The parliamentarians told the CM on this occasion that the development projects brought progress and prosperity to the South Punjab region. They claimed the opponents of the project have changed their views as they support the metro project now. They thanked the CM for appointing new ministers from South Punjab, saying it would expedite the development of South Punjab.

The CM condoled with former MNA Sheikh Tariq Rasheed over the demise of his mother and MPA Sultana Shaheen over her nephew’s death.

MNA Abdul Ghaffar Dogar, MPAs - Haji Ehsan Udden Qureshi, Rai Mansab Ali, Mujahid Ali Shah, Sultana Shaheen, former provincial minister Abdul Waheed Arrain and Saeed Ansari were present on this occasion.