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Country’s development linked only with democracy, not dictatorship: PM Abbasi

Lahore : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the national development and strong economy linked only with democracy as during years long dictatorship, there had been no sign of progress in the country.

Addressing a public gathering after inaugurating the Gojra-Toba Tek Singh Section of Faisalabad-Multan Motorway (M-4) and Sharqpur-Rajana Section of M-3 motorway in Rajana village of Toba Tek Singh, the prime minister said the motorway would unleash an unprecedented development in the area.

The prime minister said wherever you go throughout the country, you will find development projects worth hundreds of billions of rupees, which had been envisioned by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The prime minister recounted his back-to-back visits to different parts of the country to inaugurate multiple development projects and said there was a long list of accomplished projects including motorways, highways, airports, seaports, power plants and industrial zones.

He told the gathering that the people had given their verdict in 2013 elections and they had borne the fruits of their decision in the form of national development.

He said it was pleasing to note that in this constituency, there was not even a single village without gas supply, and added that some of the localities in his constituency were yet without gas supply for being hilly area. He said the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited had executed projects worth Rs 50 billion in the region during the incumbent government.

Prime Minister Abbasi said as the government had laid the basis for national development, the country was not now concerned of load shedding or terrorism rather it was now on its journey of development and its openness to China and Central Asia.

The prime minister told the people that on July 25, they would have to make another decision through their vote in general election. He said as the PML-N always carried out politics of respect and public service, so it would be easy for the people to decide.He said as the elections were approaching, many people would come up with different slogans but interestingly, the PML-N had already executed the works such people had been calling for.

The prime minister said the credit for recent legislation for FATA’s merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also went to the PML-N government that liberated the people of FATA in real terms.

He said Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and the PML-N had carried out development works even more than what they had committed during the electioneering. Accepting the public demand, the prime minister agreed that a medical college would be established in Toba Tek Singh and Rajana would be given the status of town committee. He said hospital in Rajana would also be upgraded to tehsil headquarters hospital and a four-lane road would be constructed to connect both the motorways passing along Toba Tek Singh.

The prime minister also announced that the clean drinking water supply scheme of Punjab government would be extended to all the villages of NA-112 constituency.

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