The prime minister was responding to the opposition criticism over his government’s implementation of mega projects during a meeting at Governor House in Lahore on Saturday.
“Sharif said that some people want education but not transport. Both the sectors are important for his government and asked political opponents whether common man not needed a dignified mean of transport?”
He said the government of Punjab awarding equal attention to education and billions of rupees scholarships have been given to students in the province. He said the government is giving equal importance to the development of all the sectors including transport, education, health and agriculture.
He was briefed in the meeting about the Orange Line train service. Sharif said metro bus projects have successfully been completed in Islamabad and Lahore while work on the project has been started in Multan which will soon be completed.
Talking to mediamen in Lahore, the Prime Minister said the government has introduced a new trend of saving the national resources in mega development projects. He said Bhikki Power Plant near Sheikhupura will be completed at a cost of fifty five billion rupees, instead of earlier estimated 93 billion rupees.
He said various power projects like Bhasha Dam and Dasu Dam will generate nine thousand mega watts of electricity after completion. Nawaz Sharif said a coal power plant is also being setup at Sahiwal.
The Prime Minister said that 3600 MW electricity will be produced by LNG.