LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said has said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is guarantor of development and prosperity of the country.

The chief minister was speaking to National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq who called on him yesterday and discussed matters of mutual interest.

Shehbaz said that various multi-billion dollars development projects under the CPEC were being executed across the country which would change the fate of the country. Around 36 billion dollars have been invested in the energy sector under the CPEC and relief would be provided to the common man after the completion of these energy projects, he added.

He further said the completion of infrastructure projects under the CPEC would also boost the economic, trade and social activities in the country.

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, PML-N government has promoted the trend of transparency and high standard in the projects and set a new example by saving national resources of billions of rupees, which is unprecedented in the history of the country,” he told the NA speaker.

The CM held Pakistan has changed today as compared to 2013 and the PML-N government has achieved glorious successes in every sector and the journey of progress and prosperity will be continued more speedily during the next one and a half year.

“Negative politics of allegations, chaos, anarchy and lies has been defeated by the politics of transparency, honesty and service,” the CM said, adding that faces and designs of those indulging in the politics of sabotage have been exposed to the nation. People foiled the conspiracy of stopping the speedy journey of development and prosperity of sit-in party and renounced the politics of chaos, he added.

Shehbaz Sharif said that there was fear of speedy development of the country and prosperity of the people behind the threats of lockdown of Islamabad in the real sense.

“The sit-in group is afraid that if ongoing public welfare and energy projects are completed then their politics of personal interests will be buried forever,” Shehbaz told the speaker.

Ayaz Sadiq said that the tremendous work of public service carried out by CM Shehbaz is unprecedented and the present government has promoted a new culture by saving national resources of billions of rupees in development projects transparently. He said that international institutions are acknowledging improving situation of the country and Pakistan is moving towards the goal of development and prosperity.

“The negative politics of chaos and anarchy is poisonous for development of the country and the nation in these circumstances,” he added.