Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that forthcoming general elections are to save and build Pakistan. He said the country has been pushed back 50 years, during the last five years of Peoples Party’s rule, which has destroyed national institutions, because of its inefficiency. He said people will hold accountability of looters and thieves on 11th May. He said energy crisis could not be tackled during the last five years, which is a living proof of incompetence of former federal rulers. He said 18-hour long loadshedding is rampant in the country, people’s lives have become miserable, economy has been destroyed, industrial sector is logjammed, while the corrupt rulers have embezzled billions of rupees while on their way out. He said, if people gave another opportunity to serve, Pakistan Muslim League-N would, Insha Allah, resolve energy crisis within two years.
Chief Minister expressed these views while talking to leader of Pakistan Muslim League-N Lashkari Raisani from Balochistan who met with him at Model Town today. Dr. Ramesh Kumar was also present on the occasion. During the meeting political situation of the country, Balochistan scenario and forthcoming general elections came under discussion. Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said the Punjab government of PML-N has honestly served the people during the last five years while its public service record is before the people, who will give their verdict in general elections on 11th May.
He said we have served the 10 crore people of Punjab province, despite difficulties and opposition by former federal government. He said Punjab government of PML-N has completed record development projects. He said, during the previous five years’ rule of Ch. Pervaiz Elahi, only Rs. 52 billions were spent on the development of south Punjab, while the Punjab government of PML-N has spent an amount of Rs. 290 billion on south Punjab, during its tenure. He said revolutionary and reforms programmes have been implemented, which have laid the foundation of a prosperous Punjab.
He said Punjab is getting foreign investment and is on the road to progress and prosperity owing to effective projects like Daanish schools, laptop scheme, Ujala programme, Punjab Educational Endowment Fund, IT labs, education of special children, internship programme, Punjab Youth Festival, development of health sector, free availability of medicines in hospitals, uplift of agriculture and livestock, model villages, Chief Minister’s self-employment scheme, land record computerization programme, Aashiyana housing scheme, underpasses, bridges, construction and repair of roads, solid waste management, metro bus project and Watan card programme.