LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said the efforts ‘aimed at creating hurdles in development projects through protests’ are tantamount to open enmity with the people of Pakistan.

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, when the country is moving towards progress and prosperity, once again those staging sit-ins and indulging in protest politics are out to stop this journey,” the CM said while talking to the PML-N leaders and workers yesterday.

“Those having an agenda of protest politics have no concern with the development of the country and prosperity of the people,” Shehbaz Sharif said while hoping that people will reject the ‘politics of protest’.

“The conscious people of Pakistan will never allow negative designs of such political elements to succeed,” he added.

The CM stated that the PML-N government has put the country on the road to progress and prosperity during three years. “Due to best economic policies of the government, national economy has considerably improved. Foreign exchange reserves are at a record level and international institutions have acknowledged strong economic situation in Pakistan.”

He also assured that new records of public service will be set during next two years.

“Under China Pakistan Economic Corridor, China is making historic investment of $46 billion in energy projects and round the clock work is being carried out on energy projects throughout Pakistan including Punjab.

“We will continue completion of development projects by maintaining the same speed and quality in future as well and come up to the expectations of the people,” he added.

He further stressed that it is time for unity and consensus. Those creating hurdles in the way of development for the sake of their personal interests should mend their ways, the CM suggested.