LAHORE - Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is moving towards progress and prosperity but some politicians are trying to hindering the process for their personal interests.

Talking to public reps yesterday, he said Pakistan Muslim League-N government “saved billions of rupees by maintaining transparency”.

He said the Punjab government is committed to accountability and transparency. He said that political opponent of the government are trying to stop the process of national development, however, politically conscious people of Pakistan will foil every conspiracy of such elements.

The CM said that government has saved public money of billions of rupees by negotiating with the lowest bidders for various projects. He said that there is no other example of such a benefit to national economy in the history of the country.

He said that funds are a trust of the nation and are being spent only on public welfare projects. He said that billions of rupees are being utilized on speedy development of the province and welfare projects for the masses while transparency, high quality and timely completion of uplift projects is being ensured as it is a hallmark of Punjab government.

The CM said that service to the people is the pivot of politics of Pakistan Muslim League-N and it is committed to providing relief to the masses. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the PML-N government has implemented development projects with high standard and transparency and set new examples of merit and transparency.

He said that at least Rs215 billion of the nation have been saved for the first time in the history of the country in energy, transport and infrastructure projects of federal and Punjab government and these resources are being spent on health, education and infrastructure projects.

The CM said that present leadership is free from corruption. He said that credit goes to PML-N government for introducing the culture of saving of national resources in the execution of development projects. He said that government set a shining example by saving of 215 billion rupees through successful negotiations with the lowest bidders for various projects.

Shehbaz said that those creating anarchy in the country are the enemies of the nation and these are the same elements which caused a huge loss to the national economy through politics of sit-ins. He said people know who is serving them selflessly and who is engaged in negative politics.

Those who met the Chief Minister included Syed Javed Ali Shah, Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti, Mehr Muhammad Fayyaz and Shujaat Ahmad Khan.