LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 10th Jan, 2017 ) : Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Monday said people had rejected the politics of anarchy and lies and elements trying to divide the nation for their personal ends had been exposed. "Dharna staggers can't tolerate progress of the country and prosperity of the masses," he added. Talking to a delegation of the PML-N here, he urged such elements to now mend their attitude because people wanted solution of their problems and progress and development of the country.
He said the PML-N government under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had worked hard during the last three and a half years for the improvement of different sectors and now the country was on the road to progress and development. "Due to effective strategies of the government, national economy has strengthened," he said. Shehbaz Sharif said change was not brought about through slogans or speeches but practical measures were needed for this purpose.
He said the government had promoted the culture of transparency whereas the former rulers plundered national resources in the name of uplift projects. He said those who pushed the country towards darkness misappropriated huge amounts but paid no attention to resolving energy crisis. He said those looting the funds of the poor nation or trying to hamper development process through sit-ins were not sincere to the masses. He said projects initiated by the present government were an example of transparency, speed and standard.
He said the government had written a new history by saving billions of rupees of the nation in development projects. He said that a huge sum of Rs 112 billion had been saved in three gas power projects of 3600 megawatts which was unprecedented in the history of the country. The Chief Minister said zero-tolerance policy had been adopted against corruption and international institutions were also appreciating the steps taken by the government to curb corruption.
He said solid measures had been taken for resolving energy crisis and due to the efforts of the government darkness would soon be removed from the country. He said load-shedding would be eliminated by the end of current year as a result of completion of power projects due to which trade and economic activities would accelerate, new job opportunities would be created, investment would increase and a new era of progress and prosperity would usher in.