LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the elements opposing public welfare projects are enemies of progress and prosperity of the country.
The chief minister said this while talking to MNA Raza Hayat Haraj who met him, yesterday. He said that those who criticised metro bus project were rejected by the people in general elections of 2013 and their defeat later in the local bodies’ elections endorsed this fact.
He said that Orange Line Metro Train is a project of the whole country and a splendid gift to the people. He said that Punjab government is implementing the policy of balanced development of urban and rural areas.
The chief minister said that the PML-N government promoted transparency and high standard in the execution of development projects and funds of billions of rupees had been saved through this policy. He said that selfless service to the people is the mission of the government and a number of public welfare projects are being implemented speedily.
He said that it is the agenda of PML-N government to bring deprived segments into mainstream of development and all possible measures are being taken for this purpose. He said that under the policy of balanced development, mega projects are being completed in backward areas expeditiously.
The chief minister said that people of the province are fully benefitting from the projects completed in education, health, infrastructure and social sector. He said that transparency, standard and speed in the execution of projects are the hallmark of PML-N government.
He said that sincere efforts of government to resolve problems of the country are yielding positive results and the day is not far when Pakistan will overcome all its crises. He said by 2017, thousands of megawatt electricity would be added to national grid which will help control load-shedding.
The chief minister said that campaign for the elimination of child labour is continuing effectively and all concerned departments are working efficiently. He said that committees have been set up at district level for curbing child labour at brick kilns and these committees are working with commitment.