He expressed these views while addressing a function held with regard to distribution of ownership deeds and keys of the houses to the people on completion of the model village project consisting of 100 houses in Khanekhel Mauza Ganda Tehsil Essakhel constructed for shelterless people affected due to devastations of worst flood in 2010 today. Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Advisor to Chief Minister Begum Zakia Shahnawaz, former Provincial Minister Abdul Rehman Babli, Gul Hameed Rokhari, Members Provincial Assembly Ali Haider Noor Khan Niazi, Malik Muhammad Feroze Joyia, Aadil Abdullah Rokhari, elite of the area and a large number of people were present on this occasion.
Shahbaz Sharif expressed his determinations that if the Muslim League-N won the next general elections, it will overcome the electricity crisis within six months. He said that the country would be brought out from the darkness by recovering the looted money from Ali Baba 40 thieves. The Chief Minister had made the promise with the flood affectees of 2010 that he would spare no effort in their rehabilitation and all possible steps would be taken for setting up model villages and providing all basic amenities there for them. Shahbaz Sharif thanked Almighty Allah that he has fulfilled his promise and besides laying the network of model villages in seven districts of the Punjab from Rahim Yar Khan to Mianwali has also rehabilitated the flood affectees.
The Chief Minister disclosed that not a single penny was spent from the exchequer of Punjab for setting up model villages but these model villages have been set up from a huge amount of Rs. 1.45 billion collected through the donations and cooperation of philanthropists. He said that Tehsil Essakhel has this honour that two model villages have been constructed in this tehsil. He said that more than eight crore rupees have been spent on the project of Khanekhel Mauza Ganda. He said that out of this amount solar panel, biogas, sewerage system, play land, community center, parks and other high quality urban facilities have been provided to the residents and Punjab government will ensure that in future such quality facilities would be provided in every residential project. Shahbaz Sharif said that mega development projects are being launched in next fiscal budget in which Rs. 3 billions have been allocated under self-employment scheme for the educated unemployed youth. He said that internship would be provided to the jobless youth in various government departments and an educated youth of Mianwali will be appointed in Chief Minister’s Secretariat. He said that 15 percent quota has been reserved in government jobs for women. In addition, tractors would be provided on cheaper rates under green tractor scheme to forestry, veterinary and agri graduates. Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that billions of rupees would be spent on installing tubewells on biogas due to high price of diesel and loadshedding.
Earlier, Chief Minister Punjab inaugurated Akhuwat Community Center, primary school and park besides formal inauguration of model village Khanekhel Mauza Ganda. He also inspected thoroughly Muhammad Bin Qasim block and took a briefing about installation of biogas plant in this project. Former Provincial Minister Abdul Rehman Khan Babli while welcoming the Chief Minister on arrival at the venue also presented him the traditional turban of Mianwali.