LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said development projects launched by the PML-N government have been executed speedily.

“The Punjab government has saved billions of rupees in development projects and has utilised resources with honesty. The PML-N government has set example of spending huge funds on public welfare projects,” he told expats in London.

According to a handout issued here, the CM said: “We believe in the politics of hard work, service, honesty and transparency, and the hard work done by us is producing positive results after over four years.”

He went on: “We will come up to the expectations of the public in future as we have done in the past. Corruption has reduced and transparency has increased in Pakistan, and the credit goes to the PML-N government and international institutions have endorsed ­ policies of the PML-N government.”

The chief minister said he personally monitored progress on development and public welfare projects and top standard and transparency in projects were ensured through the third party audit system.

We are moving on the path of progress and welfare of the public despite impediments.

He said those who baselessly criticise public welfare projects are in fact enemies of development and progress. He said those who are creating impediments to public welfare projects are unaware of miseries of the common man. He said our political opponents cannot tolerate transparency in multibillion development projects. He said those who have got loans worth billions of rupees write off are talking about corruption. He said politics of transparency and public service has always defeated politics of allegations and lies. He said in past the people of Pakistan has rejected those who held sit-ins and made records of corruption in the past and they will do so in the future.