Lahore, March 07, 2016 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that Lahore Orange Line Metro Train is a unique and unprecedented project in the history of the country and its completion will result in availability of respectable transport facilities of international standard to lakhs of citizens. He said that the elements criticizing this project unjustifiably are in fact opposing facilities to the masses.
He said that those criticizing public welfare projects are enemies of development and prosperity of the citizens and they do not want elimination of deprivations of the poor people. He said that criticism against metro bus system had ended with the success of the project and the same will happen with the completion of Lahore Orange Line Metro Train project.
He said that those opposing public welfare project are not interested in the progress of the country and prosperity of the masses. He said that government will continue the process of public service and new records in this regard will be set under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
He was talking to a delegation of Pakistan Muslim League-N, here today. The Chief Minister said that funds are a trust of the nation and will be continue to be utilized on the provision of necessary facilities to the citizens. He said that metro bus system and Lahore Orange Line Metro Train projects are splendid example of utilization of national resources on the people. He said that metro bus project has been very successful and it is proved by the fact that lakhs of people travel by these buses daily.
He said that modern metro bus system has facilitated lakhs of people in reaching their destination. He said that Orange Line Metro Train is another splendid gift of Punjab government for the masses. Shehbaz Sharif said that modern means of travel are a basic necessity and communication system is being improved on priority basis in the province. He said that government is implementing the agenda of provision of modern, safe, and economical transport facilities to the masses.
Shehbaz Sharif said that due to unwise and poor policies of the rulers of the province during dictatorial era, the country continued to plunge in a quagmire of problems but they instead of paying attention to resolving issues, indulged in loot and corruption. He said that no development project was completed in the period of dictatorship and the former rulers made graveyards of corruption in the name of development projects which however, PML-N government turned into monuments to progress.
He said that energy projects as well as other mega projects are being completed expeditiously under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He said that poverty, ignorance and unemployment will be eliminated from the country and it will be made an Islamic welfare state in the real sense.
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