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Nawaz vows to bring ‘real change’ in KP

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MINGORA, Swat: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while inaugurating a kidney hospital and announcing a number of uplift projects in Swat on Friday promised to bring ‘real change’ in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), ARY News reported.

In his address with a mammoth public gathering Mingora, the prime minister said that the kidney center, of which he earlier performed ground breaking, was built on international standards and it was a gift from the people of Punjab to Khyber Pakhtunkwa. The 110-bed hospital was established with a cost of Rs 800 million.

Sharif said that change would have arrived in the province after the general election 2013, had the people not been distracted by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). He lamented at the state of affairs and poor infrastructure in the area and said the situation here is same like past.

He said that his party wants to bring a change to the area just like it had brought to Punjab and Balochistan.

Taking a jibe at PTI, Sharif said a few elements threaten to take to streets, adding, “Had they constructed roads, they would take to them”.

“We will continue to develop the infrastructure and you keep taking to streets; everyone has his own fate.”

The premier announced that a women university and a technical training institute for youth would be established in Saidu Sharif, along with the provision of Rs 200 million funds to the district union council.

The PM also announced that a 132KV power transmission project would be build in Kabal and Matta with an estimated cost of 300 million rupees. He reiterated that there will be no power outages in the country by 2018.

The Saidu Sharif airport would be restored and improved and international flights to UAE and Saudi Arabia would soon start operating from it, he promised. He also announced to develop astroturf for the hockey stadium in the city.

The premier said that he had instructed the National Highways Authority (NHA) to develop a four-lane expressway from Chakdara to Kalam and onwards from Bisham to Khwazakhela. He said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will develop the region and bring prosperity to Swat as well.

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