MIRPUR (AJK) - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has asked the people not to be misled by the anti-government propaganda of the opposition. Without naming the PML-N leadership, the prime minister said that those criticising the people-friendly policies of the incumbent government of Pakistan did nothing for the betterment of the nation during their governments in the past. The prime minister was addressing a mammoth gathering after inaugurating over Rs101 billion Mangla Dam raising project at the Mangla Fort in Mirpur city of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Thursday. Gilani said that the project will not only enhance the power generation capacity by 664MW from the existing 1,000MW but would also raise the water storage capacity by 2.09 million cubic feet of water. Gilani asserted that no water storage project was completed during last 35 years. Despite the global recession, energy crisis, war on terrorism and other troubles, he said, speedy national progress was underway under his government, which was fully capable of successfully meeting all the challenges. The PM said that a broad-based strategy has been devised to discourage the wastage of national water resources in the country. He disclosed that work on 4,500 megawatt Diamer-Bhasha dam having 60 lakh cubic feet water storage capacity would be soon launched by President Asif Ali Zardari. He said that under the new vision for the speedy uplift of the water resources, an integrated irrigation system was being developed on small rivers side-by-side the big rivers through the construction of small and medium-level dams. Since the economy of Pakistan primarily depends on the agriculture sector, the government was devising a plan to bring maximum land under cultivation to enhance production of food stuffs and for the speedy economic development of the country, he maintained. Gilani disclosed that 60 to 70 percent of the development projects have been completed under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) across the country. He said that the Planning Division has been directed to complete the remaining development projects within stipulated time frame. The ceremony, held under the auspices of Wapda, was also addressed by AJK Prime Minister Ch Abdul Majeed, Federal Minister for Water and Power Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, Wapda Chairman Shakeel Durrani and Dr Lue, president of Chinese Construction Company M/s Pe Gorgeous International, which is involved in the Mangla Dam raising project. Earlier, PM Gilani also inaugurated Rs1.012 billion Dhan Gali Bridge over river Jhelum at Dhan Galli in Dadyal subdivision of Mirpur district. AJKs largest bridge has been named after the PM as Bab-e-Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani by the AJK government in acknowledgement of his services and his launching of various mega development projects in various parts of the valley. This bridge over river Jehlum has been built in the upper reaches of Mangla Dam Reservoir, about 80 meters downstream of the existing suspension bridge. It is 45 kms from Rawat and Islamabad-Dadyal Road. The bridge will provide an all-weather and all-traffic facility between Dadyal and Islamabad, and it will cut the distance between Islamabad and Dadyal by 125 kms and will save two to three hours travel time.