LAHORE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday arrived in Lahore to meet former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and other senior officials received him at Allama Iqbal International Airport, reported Radio Pakistan. Later, the prime minister left for Sharif’s Raiwind residence to hold meeting with him.
Earlier, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat called on Prime Minister in Islamabad. The professional matters pertaining to armed forces came under discussion during the meeting.
The primer minister also met Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) senators in Islamabad. While speaking to them, he said the government firmly believed in the rule of law, upholding the democratic ideals and strengthening institutions.
Abbasi said his government was particularly focused on timely completion of development projects catering to the needs of the people.
He said their policies have projected positive image of the country at international level and restored confidence of the international community, especially foreign investors.
Discussing various policy initiatives relating to security, economy and development, the prime minister said performance of the incumbent government was far better than the previous ones.
He said they have given a concept of corruption free governance and it is a matter of pride for them that not even a single case of corruption has surfaced in development projects during the last four years.
The premier highlighted accomplishments of the government in different areas, including economy, power sector, timely completion of projects, and improvement in internal security situation.
He said the PML-N government under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif has steered the country out of challenging situation and put it on the track of development.
He said now the real challenge is for the parliamentarians to build on the gains made during last four years.