Pakistan

Political opponents are destined to criticise: PM Sharif

OKARA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said that the opponents are holding protests and demanding roads, while the government is constructing them. 

“Pakistan is progressing at very fast pace,” said the prime minister while addressing a rally at the Okara Municipal Committee ground. “This is just the beginning, wait and see what happens next.”

PM Sharif appeared rather calm over ongoing controversies including the Panama leaks verdict and Dawnleaks controversy. “Whoever becomes our friend is our friend for life,”  he said.

PM Sharif lashed at political opponents for not building roads and motorways in the country. He said that it was their job to criticise and object to government development schemes.

He said the motorway will be extended from Multan to Sukkur, while the Karachi-Hyderabad motorway will be completed within a few months. He also reiterated his commitment to end power load shedding from the country by 2018.

“Funds worth 500 million has been allocated for issues being faced by local bodies”, the premier said while announcing to supply gas to hundred villages in district Okara.  He also announced to build a railway station in Shergarh.

“We are engaged in carrying out development of the country,” he said. He vowed to carry on serving the masses by completing the ongoing development projects

Wheat harvesting inaugurated on Shergarh

Earlier, PM Sharif inaugurated wheat harvesting campaign at Shergarh area in district Okara by cutting wheat plants with a traditional sickle.

He was briefed about facilities provided to farmers. He was informed that Punjab is the largest producer of wheat, accounting for seventy-six percent of the wheat produced in the country.

The Punjab government has fixed wheat production target over nineteen million tons for this year. The Prime Minister laid foundation stone to a gas supply scheme and an overhead bridge in Okara city.

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