LAHORE - PML-N central leader Hamza Shahbaz Sunday said that the present government had successfully countered a number of challenges during the last two years and was moving towards progress and prosperity of the country.

Addressing a meeting of Lahore City in connection with local bodies elections, he said due to blessings of Allah Almighty and sincerity of leadership, Metro, Orange Line and other mega development projects would be completed, while load-shedding and different problems being faced by the country would be resolved till 2018.

Hamza Shahbaz said that local bodies elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, of those who were leveling allegations of rigging against others, have become a question mark and those who had gone to judicial commission now had no answer.

He said time was fixed for everything and things were going to get clear. He said that Chinese President had visited Pakistan and development projects had been launched. Hamza Shahbaz said that due to performance of PML-N, it had won splendid success in bye-elections in Nankana Sahib, Multan and Mandi Bahauddin.

Hamza Shahbaz appealed to party workers and office-bearers to uphold the interest of the party and move forward with unity and teamwork so that PML-N could also achieve success in Lahore City like the elections in Lahore Cantonment Board.

He said that active workers would be given opportunity to come forward in the local bodies elections.

and MNAs, MPAs, Party Presidents and General Secretaries of concerned constituencies should immediately hold meetings and prepare recommendations regarding the names of chairmen and vice chairmen of 274 union councils of Lahore.

Hamza Shahbaz said that those workers would also be adjusted who despite fulfilling merit could not get ticket for local bodies elections. He expressed the hope that historic results would be seen in the local bodies elections in Lahore and PML-N would achieve a record victory.

President PML-N Lahore Muhammad Pervaiz Malik said that party committees set up in every provincial constituency would be bound to send recommendations within next five days after which the final list would be approved by the party leadership.

PML-N General Secretary Lahore Khawaja Imran Nazir, Syed Tauseef Shah, Mian Marghoob Ahmad and Khawaja Ahmad Hasaan gave a briefing to the meeting regarding local bodies elections while Provincial Ministers Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Provincial Advisor Kh. Salman Rafiq, Members National and Provincial Assemblies and presidents and general secretaries of PML-N of all constituencies of Lahore attended the meeting.