- Says running a country is not everyone’s cup of tea
- Took control of regulatory authorities because they were hampering several projects
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday said he would review the Abbottabad Commission Report before making a decision about making it public.
He was talking to journalists accompanying him here at Sarajevo, capital of the Balkan state Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he was on a three-day official.
He said though 2016 was a difficult year for his government, it was going to end on a good note.
“To run a country is not everyone’s cup of tea, and particularly not of those habitual of doing sit-ins,” he said.
To a question on taking the regulatory authorities under the government control, he said these bodies were meant to regulate the private sector but they had started regulating the government.
He said this approach resulted in delays of several projects which could not be afforded, adding that it was an appropriate decision.
Without naming General Pervez Musharraf, the PM said even those with seven-point agenda could not make a positive difference and eventually left the nation behind with the curse of load shedding.
He dismissed the impression that the government was making effort to end power crisis to win votes in the next general election. In fact, he said, his government was aiming to address all development issues, adding that he would continue the policy of bringing reforms in all sectors.
Nawaz Sharif said he was working on fulfilling the objectives of his party manifesto.
He mentioned that a project of construction of 49 modern hospitals was actively being taken up and people in several districts had been issued health cards.
He said transparency had been ensured in the projects of Liquefied Natural Gas and solar plants, and said that national exchequer saved Rs100 billion.
PM heads home
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday left here for home after concluding his three-day official visit to the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A farewell guard of honour ceremony was held here at the Sarajevo International Airport.
The Prime Minister during the stay in Sarajevo met the leadership and parliamentarians and discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral ties.
During the visit the Prime Minister also addressed a business forum besides interacting with the Raees-ul-Ulema.
A brief stopover
The Prime Minister Thursday made a brief stopover in the Romanian capital en route to Islamabad after concluding a three-day official visit to the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Romania’s Deputy Prime Minister Costin Borc received the Prime Minister at the airport.
Begum Kalsoom Nawaz and PM’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi also accompanied him.
The stopover was made to refuel the plane.