LAHORE - PML-N President and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said education reforms are bearing fruit positive results and the scope of such programmes will be expanded to all over the country in case the nation voted him to power in the next elections.

“Revolutionary steps have taken for needy students through the schemes like Punjab Educational Endowment Fund, which helped thousands of students continue their studies,” the CM said while talking to Minister Hameeda Waheeduddin and former MNA and PML-N leader Sardar Ghulam Abbas on Friday.

He said due to the PEEF, thousands of students are playing their role in the national development after completing their education.

“The Punjab  government has distributed billions of rupees as educational stipends to the deserving students through PEEF and its scope will be expanded to other parts of the country if the PML-N is voted to power,” he said.

He slammed his opponents – Imran Khan and Asif Ali Zardari – for what he called not introducing such programmes in KP and Sindh, saying: “It is regretted to note that Zardari and Niazi have remained unable to start such programmes for their students in last five years.”

PML-N will further extend this programme and Pakistan will be made a great and strong country according to the vision of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Shehbaz said that national development, prosperity and public service are his agenda adding that people of Punjab and other parts of the country are very dear to him. Political opponents have wasted precious time of the nation through their negative politics of sit-ins and lockdown and caused a great loss to the country for the sake of their personal interests. People will reject the elements in next elections that impeded the journey of development, he said. Our performance is evident to the people and we shall go to them with our head high in the next elections. He said that sagging economy has been restored due to the solid economic policies of the government and credit of industrial development and economic reforms goes to the PML-N government.

He said that those who tried to obstruct the journey of development and prosperity have remained unsuccessful as the so-called leader doing the politics of falsehood and allegations can never serve the country. The elements dreaming of making a new Pakistan spoken lies day and night and leveled baseless allegations. He said that PML-N has selflessly served the masses and put the country to the road of development. The people shall decide about their future in next elections through their votes. They will decide that who has served the masses and who wasted their time. The PML-N government will continue to selflessly serve the people and the mission of improving the quality of life of the indigent strata will be fulfilled, concluded the Chief Minister.