Lahore : Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif today visited Dera Ghazi Khan and inaugurated public welfare and development projects worth billions of rupees and also laid the foundation stones of various development and welfare projects.
The chief minister inaugurated the restoration and expansion of the road from Choti Zareen to Choti Bala. The road completed at the cost of Rs36 cror will facilitate commuting of the lakhs of people.
The chief minister also inaugurated the Kot Chatha bypass project on Indus Highway constructed at the cost of Rs45 cror, the construction and restoration of road from Basti Milana to Haidri Chowk, and the restoration and construction of road from Mehboob Mor to Aalim Khan on Indus Highway. The construction of these roads completed under the Khadam-e-Punjab Rural Roads Program is Rs30 cror. The chief minister also inaugurated the modern trauma centre of 20 beds at Taunsa THQ which has been constructed at the cost of Rs10 cror.
He also inaugurated the Govt. Girls High School, Head Zero, Choti Zareen. He laid the foundation stone of the Child Protection Institute in Dera Ghazi Khan and this project will be completed at the cost of Rs.15 crore.
Addressing a large public gathering, Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said the PML-N government has completed projects worth 47 billion rupees in Dera Ghazi Khan during the last nine and half years, while during the last four and half years an investment of 27 billion rupees has been made on the development and welfare of the people of Dera Ghazi Khan.
He also announced the Cadet College in Fort Minro and THQ Choti Zareen. Announcing the merit for the children from poor families of DG Khan and Rajanpur, the chief minister said a committee for this purpose has already been constituted.
Addressing the large public gathering, he said the huge gathering of the people here proved that the opponents of the PML-N will be washed away in the forthcoming general elections and the PML-N will make government in all over the country including Punjab.
He said 22 cror people will prove that who served them and who wasted their time, who worked round-the-clock for their developed considering national assets an obligation and who looted the national wealth. He said undoubtedly the South Punjab has been ignored in the past and nobody paid attention to their problems.
He said the Khadim-e-Punjab is standing in front of you with his companions, and this Khadam was with you in 2010 floods and in case of any calamity. He said he has resolved to develop the South Punjab and bring it at a par with Lahore.
He said he has made friendship with South Punjab and will maintain it at any cost. He said he set up modern hospitals and schools like Daanish in DG Khan and Rajanpur. He said children of aristocracy study in Aitchison College while the children from poor family get education of the similar quality in Daanish Schools.
He said Daanish schools are the parents of orphans and the children from poor family get free education, residence and food here. He said we have worked day and night for the development of the South Punjab. He said the journey of development is very long but we will complete it. He said his opponents say that Shehbaz Sharif constructs roads, metros and bridges, and he does not focus on hospital and schools. He said he invites his opponents to visit DG Khan and see here that there are Daanish schools, medical college, modern hospitals, while a teaching hospitals is being established in DG Khan.
He said the opponents could not construct roads, bridges, hospitals and schools and wasted the precious time of the people. He said today Zardari and Niazi have joined hands and the people are very aware of this alliance.
He said Niazi tells Zardari that I will not blame you even if you did nothing in your province and destroy cities, and on the other hand Zardari tells same thing to Niazi for his province. He said purpose of their alliance is to points out faults in the development projects in Punjab and level baseless allegations at the Punjab government.
He said Pakistan is great blessing of Allah Almighty and it was established after huge sacrifices by our forefathers under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam. He said if we fail to make the country as per dream of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal, then will not be pardoned in the life hereafter.
He said opponents have not done the development of even a single penny in their provinces and they promoted the culture of allegations and lies in politics, and the people will respond them in the general election being held after three months. He said Niazi sahib speaks lies day and night and he had levelled the allegation of kickbacks in Multan Metro.
He said Niazi sahib you are a lair and constantly speak lies, and your lies of one billion trees in the KPK has been proved false and you speak one billion lies and speak repeatedly.
He said Niazi sahib has requested the chief justice to take notice regarding the Multan Metro, and I request the chief justice of the apex court to immediately take notice and form a bench consisting of 17 judges to investigate corruption allegations in Multan Metro and if corruption of even a single penny is prove then I will quit politics and if Niazi sahib is proved a liar then the people will decide his punishment.
The chief minister said speaking lies day and night is enmity with the people and Niazi sahib who speaks lies day and night should take pity on the nation. He said we serve the public day and night and I remain busy in the public service from six in the morning to 12 midnight, and I have no time to respond to the allegations of Niazi sahib.
He said he wants to serve the people and Niazi sahib wants to distract him from the public service. He said he will send a letter to the Chief Justice regarding allegations levelled against me so that everything becomes crystal clear, but Niazi sahib will again run away and he is absconder and does not appear in courts.
He said NAB is also investigating regarding Multan Metro and 50 to 6o persons have appeared in NAB and if corruption of a single penny is proved then NAB bring its report consisting on facts before public, and if allegations are proved against him then he will beg pardon from the nation and quit politics. He said otherwise Niazi sahib should go to the Dargha because he is not able to do politics.
He said judiciary is a respectable institution and parliament is also respectable and in civilized societies institutions hold great significance. He said everybody including an engineer, doctor, student, labourer, and shopkeeper is respectable for the nation.
He said due great sacrifices of the armed forces, terrorism has been reduced significantly. He said he requests the judiciary, army, parliament and politicians that we should work jointly for the development and progress of Pakistan. He said this nation is very distressed and 22 crore people want elimination of poverty, illiteracy and joblessness. He said the PML-N govern has put the country on the path to development after steering it from crises.
He said power crisis had damaged the economy and the PML-N government generated thousands of MW of electricity and worked day and night for this purpose. He said this was our duty and we have discharged it. He said on the other hand he asks the opponents to talk sense and did not misguide the people through their allegations.
He said Niazi sahib had claimed in an interview that he will generate electricity in five years and make KPK self-sufficient and generate electricity for the whole of Pakistan. He said the people want to know that where this electricity has been generated and in which city, town or area this electricity has been generated.
He said the electricity generated by Niazi sahib in the sky, moon or mars because this electricity in not anywhere in the earth. He said the PML-N government worked under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif day and night and resolved the energy crisis. He said if the PML-N government had not taken selfless measures, then there would have been darkness everywhere.
He said it is our government which has given subsidy of billions of rupees on fertilizers, interest free loans were given to small farmers, education scholarships have been given to talented students from poor families, modern hospitals have been set up and standardized free medicines have been given in hospitals first time in the history.
He said destination is far away, track is tiring, and mountains and seas will impede our way but we will overcome them for the welfare of the people. He said the people will hold accountable to those who obstruct our way and levelled baseless allegations.
He said he once again appeals to judiciary, aristocracy, politicians and army to work jointly for the development and welfare of the people and make this country great otherwise future generations will not forgive us.
He said Niazi and Zardari alliance has done nothing for the development and welfare of the people in their provinces, one of them has turned Karachi into heap of garbage and other has uprooted Peshawar for Metro.
He said PML-N government has set up metros in four cities and if we are given a chance to serve the people again then every city will be developed like Lahore and the country will be made greater. Federal minister Awais Ahmed Leghari also addressed the public gathering.
Members of parliament Sardar Jaffar Leghari, Shehnaz Saleem Malik, Sardari Jamal Khan Leghari, Mumtaz Ahmed Qaisrani, Aleem Shah, PML-N leaders and people in large numbers were present in the public gathering.