PML-N is allegedly ignoring rural development as the present government has launched no mega project despite expiration of about a nine-month period in government, residents of PP-297 told their member of Punjab Assembly.

The people including Manzoor and Naveed Akhtar told MPA Murtaza Mehmood that the present government was ignoring them for casting votes in favour of the PPP candidate in the last annual elections.

They further said that the provincial government had not launched development projects in the rural areas of Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Liaqatpur and Sadiqabaf tehsils. They said that the villagers were not being provided with healthcare and jobs while the roads were in dilapidated condition. They demanded that the MPA should play his role for solution to the problems.

Earlier, the MPA visited various areas of his PP-295 constituency where the local people also remonstrated with him against various problems.

Before leaving for Lahore, he assured the complainants of his full cooperation for solving the problems. He pledged to serve the masses without any discrimination.

N LEADERS MAKE UPLIFT CLAIMS: The PML-N was making efforts for solution to the people's problems in Rahim Yar Khan district as it was committed to public service.

Only Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif could steer the country out of crises, said PML-N leaders Khadam Hussain, Abdul Saboor, Zahid Iqbal, Khalid Mehmood, Afsar, Amjad and Zulfikar while they were talking to the media. They praised Punjab Minister Ch Shafiq and other leaders were working "round the clock" to address the masses' grievances.