Pakistan

Rs1 trillion development budget is unprecedented: PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said the allocation of one trillion rupees development budget for the next financial year is unprecedented in the history of the country.

The prime minister was addressing a parliamentary meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) as the government prepares to unveil the annual budget for 2017-2018. This is fifth and last budget of the current PML-N government which took over in 2013.

PM Sharif said the government is determined to bring positive reforms in governance despite opposition from various segments. He said the government is accountable to the people of Pakistan who have the final decision to decide who has delivered and lived up to their expectations.

The prime minister said that Pakistan is much stronger and stable than the one which the present government inherited with huge problems in 2013. He said the PML-N government worked very hard and now everyone can see development projects being completed on a fast pace with utmost transparency and efficiency.

PM Sharif said the government is working on energy projects which also aim to provide affordable energy for consumers. He said that several China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects are being completed on fast pace and 3600 MW power would be added in next few months.

He said the government is also focused on development of Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and FATA.

He  further said the whole country is being connected through network of roads and motorways, which will bring huge dividends for exports, business and industries. He directed party members to work tirelessly for resolving problems of their respective constituencies.

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