LAHORE - Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the victory of Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in NA-122 reflects complete confidence of the people in PML-N leadership.

He thanked people on the victory of PML-N candidate and said the journey of public welfare and development started by the PML-N government will continue with new determination. He said the development works started throughout the province and Lahore would be completed in time.

“Those (PTI), who opposed these development works, have got the taste of their criticism,” Shahbaz Sharif said while expressing his belief that his party opponents will review their attitude and will not create hurdles in the way of development process.

He was talking to the party legislators here yesterday. The assembly members congratulated the CM on the success of PML-N in NA-122. Those who met the Chief Minister included Sardar Awais Leghari, Sardar Jamal Leghari, Javed Akhtar and Mehmood Qadir Khan.

BRITISH ENVOY CALLS ON CM: Separately, the chief minister met British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton and shared views on the matters of mutual interest, promotion of bilateral relations and cooperation in different sectors.

Highlighting the friendly relations between Pakistan and Britain, the CM commended Britain cooperation to Punjab in education, health and other social sectors. He stressed the need for promoting trade and economic relations between the two countries for which, they both, should take measures in this regard.

“Promotion of education can help in curbing the trend of extremism and terrorism, therefore, Punjab government is paying special attention to uplift this sector. Relations between Pakistan and Britain have strengthened during the tenure of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif,” Shahbaz Sharif said and added that the government wanted to expand cooperation with Britain in the development of social sector.

The British High Commissioner said that his country attaches great importance to its relations with Pakistan and assured to continue cooperation for progress and development.