MAILSI/BUREWALA/VEHARI - Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said on Wednesday that the Punjab government had written a new chapter of public service while “Zardari gang” has committed loot and plunder during the last five years, and added that the Turkish investors invested in Punjab projects but remained away from federal government because of the latter’s malpractices..

Addressing a public meeting after laying foundation stone of Daanish School at Chak 204-WB, Tiba Sultanpur, tehsil Mailsi, the CM said merit and transparency had been promoted in the province and no one can point a finger at the development works done by the Punjab government, from Attock to Rahim Yar Khan. He said he would be accountable to the people, if corruption was proved in any development project. The chief minister announced granting of proprietary rights to the dwellers of Katchi Abadies in Chak 204-WB, besides donating Rs500,000 for Mailsi Bar Library and enhancing irrigation water of district Vehari and equalizing Water Allowance on the occasion.

Addressing the public meeting, Shahbaz Sharif said the general elections were about to be held in the country, and it was up to the people to elect either those who have served them or those who have looted them. The Daanish School is being constructed on 400 acre land, at a cost of Rs. 80 crore. The CM said people should reject looters in the general elections and elect leadership imbued with public service. He pledged that, if the people gave another opportunity to the PML-N, loadshedding would be eradicated, under the dynamic leadership of Nawaz Sharif, within two years.

The chief minister said Daanish Schools would provide the best education and training to the future generation. He said the Punjab government had given special attention to South Punjab in construction of Daanish Schools which were providing quality education in 16 downtrodden districts. He said those children who had been roaming about in the streets were now getting latest and modern education. The chief minister said during the last five years, as many as 30,000 green tractors were made available to the farmers, having 12.5 acre of land while Punjab government extended a subsidy of Rs6 billion in this regard.

He said thousands of students of district Vehari have been given laptops, while Ujala Programme has been initiated, along with ensuring upgradation of hospitals and construction of roads at a cost of billions of rupees. He said if people gave another opportunity, all resources would be diverted towards the downtrodden areas.

Addressing a foundation stone laying ceremony of Faisalabad Agriculture University Sub-Campus at Chak 427-EB Chichawatni Road Burewala, the chief minister blamed the federal government for the energy crisis in Pakistan. He said that the sub campus will help the youth learn modern agricultural techniques to enhance the productivity of the different crops and crops maximization projects will help farmers increase their yield. He added that thousands of students will take benefit of the project. He said that the sub campus will be made university after passing it different stages.

The project spreads over 153 acres and will be completed at a cost of Rs 541.373 million rupees and initially in 2012-13 Rs49.987 million has been released. The project will be completed in three years.

Later addressing a huge crowd at Government College ground, the chief minister said that President Asif Ali Zardari had abandoned the people to suffer from unemployment and poverty for five year. He said the biggest problem in the presence of President Zardari was that the assets of Pakistan were in a single hand.

“In such circumstances, a country cannot be expected to move in the direction of economic growth,” he added. He said that when he was inaugurating Metro Bus Service Project, the same day Zardari was inaugurating the Bilawal House in Lahore. He said those who did not live in the hearts of the people could not find peace in their bunkers. He said that Turkish investors invested in Punjab projects but they remained away from federal government because of the malpractices in the federal government.

He said that the Punjab government started mega projects all over the province. Punjab government established 16 Danish Schools in South Punjab where the children of the poor are getting quality education with free books, uniform and accommodation which is unmatchable to any other modern institutions. He said that Vehari industrial state will be established and more than 15 thousand people will get jobs, adding that only the government could not provide jobs as it is heavy burden on national exequatur.

Meanwhile, he inaugurated Industrial State in Vehari. This industrial State will be completed in two phases. Its first phase will consist of 212 acres of land. He was briefed by by Chief Executive Officer Maj-Gen (r) Javed Iqbal. He was satisfied with the performance of the Punjab Industrial State Development and Management Company.

He said in the past the government launched only one industrial state in five years but the government was starting four new industrial states in Punjab. He said 200-acre industrial state is a great gift for the people of Vehari.  “It is a gift through which, millions of people will earn a living. Investment will be more than Rs1 billion, he said. He also praised Tehmina Dultana for making efforts for launching and completion of various projects.

Addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of an industrial estate in Vehari, he said that Zardari and his cronies have caused serious problems for the country due to their loot, corruption and wrong policies. He said that the country is facing darkness while poverty and unemployment is rampant. He said that national economy has reached the verge of disaster. However, he said, all these issues can be resolved through bringing Pakistan Muslim League-N led by Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to power in the forthcoming general elections. He said that development projects have been completed in Vehari at a cost of Rs. 10 billion.

The chief minister said that Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif laid the foundation of industrial and economic development during his tenure and started such projects as motorway, Gowadar Port, Ghazi Brotha Dam and green channel facility. He said that Muhammad Nawaz Sharif rejected American offer of five billion dollars aid and carried out six nuclear tests which brought honour to the people of Pakistan while India was given a befitting reply. He said that in 1992 Pakistani currency was stronger than of India but today Indian rupee is equal to 2.5 Pakistani rupees.

He said that Zar Baba and Forty Thieves have destroyed the country. He said that corruption was committed in the name of rental power project, Hajis were looted and huge sums were misappropriated on the pretext of development schemes.

He said that these thieves stopped Nandipur and Chicho Ki Malian power projects which would have generated 900megawatt energy. He said that the machinery worth 60 billion rupees was rendered useless due to the lust for money of the rulers and massive resources were wasted.

He said that Zardari has billions of rupees in the Swiss banks and the people are demanding from him to return looted money of the nation. He said that PML-N leadership has capability to solve all issues being faced by the country and put it on the road to progress and prosperity.

He said that masses should bring Pakistan Muslim League-N into power with their votes in general elections.