Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif said that China, the most reliable friend of Pakistan, had been helping Pakistan come out of the energy crisis, adding that Pakistan was going to import 4,000 megawatts of electricity from China which would eliminate the crisis till the end of 2017.

He said that the projects of Sialkot-Lahore Expressway and Engineering and Technology University here are significant for development of the region, adding that the government was taking keen interest in making Sialkot an international city.

Addressing the party workers at his residence in Sialkot Cantt, he said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had won the hearts of the people of Sialkot by announcing the mega projects. He said that Sialkot-Lahore Expressway would be completed in a stipulated period of three years.

Federal Minister added that He said that the government was fulfilling its all the political promises by executing several mega projects of socio-economic development and social welfare oriented projects in Sialkot, making Sialkot a model district of the country.

He said that the political and social deprivations of the people were now being ended as smooth provision of all the basic facilities to the people were being ensured at their doorsteps.

Addressing a delegation of the local traders and industrialists, he said that the government’s economic agenda was aimed to boost the national economy by removing all the hurdles from the smooth way of trade development and promotion of exports. He added that economic agenda was helping put the country on the highway to economic stability.

He said that the government was fully aware of the prolonged problems of the business community and making efforts for their solution. He said that the government was also strengthening national economy and boosting the industrial structure.

The federal minister noted that the government’s effective and positive policies were now bearing fruits due to which national economy was moving towards stability. He said that the federal government was successfully implementing on several effective and positive economical policies and these policies were now bearing fruits. He linked the economic prosperity to political stability and continuity of the policies in the country.