Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that his Indian visit remained fruitful. He said there should be progress in matters between Pakistan and India. He said Pakistan wants good relations with all neighboring countries. He said nuclear assets are guarantee of Pakistan’s sovereignty. He said Pakistan has achieved self reliance in defence filed and now it would achieve self reliance in economic field. Nawaz said he was unaware of the agenda of people carrying out long march and train march. Nawaz said the politics of 80s and 90s could not work today. He said people would vote after analyzing the performance of five years. Nawaz said his government is making all efforts for overcoming the menace of load shedding from country. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that the politics of the 1980’s and 90’s would no longer work.
Addressing a ceremony to mark ‘Youm-e-Takbeer,’ the prime minister said those holding protests and rallies should step out of the politics of the 80’s and 90’s and wait four years and let the people decide who they want to elect.
“The politics of delivering and fulfilling peoples’ promises will now work not that of the 80’s and 90’s,” Prime Minister Sharif said. Nawaz said that he will make the Pakistan as dreamed by Quaid and Iqbal in 10 years.
Nawaz said that there was immense pressure for not carrying out nuclear tests but he made the decision in the best interest of the nation. He said that there should be no unemployment and load shedding in the country enjoying nuclear power.
Prime Minister Sharif added that the government’s agenda was the development of Pakistan and asked what the agenda of those holding protests was. He said there should be no politics on the betterment of the country. He said that the country could not progress in the presence of terrorism and extremism, adding that government is taking all possible steps for overcoming the menace of terrorism in country.
According to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Pakistan should focus on economic growth.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed the resolve to make Pakistan economically viable and self-reliant.
He said several projects in this regard have been started to realize this dream. He said it is part of his faith to fulfill aspirations of the people.
He said several projects have been launched in the power sector not only to enhance power generation but also provide the same to consumers on reduced rates. Ten power plants will be installed at Gaddani while four power plants will be installed in Lahore, he added.
He said government is trying its best to fulfill electricity demand for the next 30 years. PM Nawaz said several projects have been launched in the power sector not only to enhance power generation but also provide the same to consumers on reduced rates. He said the Nandipur power project would be inaugurated soon. Nawaz said the progress of the country was part of his faith, adding that he wants prosperity of the masses. He said billions of rupees were wasted in past, adding that the present government will not waste even a single penny of the nation. He said that the cost of Neelum-Jhelum power project was Rs 85 billion initially but due to delay and incapability of the previous government the cost of the project has reached at Rs 250 billion.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan wants to have friendly relations with its neighbors to reap the fruit of progress and prosperity. He said China has always stood Pakistan in the hour of trial. He said most of the power projects are being started with the support of China. Prime Minister Sharif said that he would not sit idle till the elimination of load-shedding.
“We are self-sufficient in defence field and now time has come to become self-reliant on economic fronts,” he said.
The prime minister said that his government was setting up small power generation units to produce sufficient electricity for the country.
“One power unit is being built at the cost of Rs100 billion,” he stated, adding that it was his government’s responsibility to generate electricity for the next 20 years.
“We need Rs1000 billion to generate 5000 megawatts of electricity which will be enough to our needs.
He said that the Lahore Karachi Motorway project will also be launched soon, adding that the government has released Rs 50 billion for acquiring land for the motorway, adding that hundreds and thousands of people would get jobs with the start of Karachi-Lahore motorway project. He said that Metro Bus Project, after its success in Lahore, is being completed in Rawalpindi-Islamabad to provide international level transport facilities to people.
Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan is fully capable of defending itself against any possible aggressive designs.
He said that the country’s nuclear assets were in safe hands, adding that it was for peaceful purposes.
Nawaz also said that a Karachi mass transit plan would be initiated soon and it would be a priority of the government to complete all the projects within its stay.
The Prime Minister said there should be no politicking over country’s development, adding that country can only progress once menace of terrorism is eliminated. Nawaz said that nearly one million people would secure jobs after the auction of 3-G and 4-G licences.