Punjab CM says southern Punjab on the road to prosperity, other provinces next


LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that the government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is bringing a genuine revolution of prosperity and national development in the country and added that special attention has been paid to the development of underdeveloped areas under the strategy of ensuring composite development.

He said that the PML-N government has given more development funds to southern Punjab as compared to its population and that composite development and prosperity all provinces is soon to come.

Shehbaz stated this while talking to different MNAs and MPAs of southern Punjab, here on Thursday. He said that southern Punjab has moved on the road to genuine development and added that people are well aware of the genuine leadership that has burnt the midnight oil for their prosperity. He also said that the credit of taking practical steps goes to the PML-N with respect to restoration of the defunct province of Bahawalpur and southern Punjab.

The CM further added that some political elements are trying to emotionally exploit the people in the name of a province.

He said that the PML-N government has provided more than 42 per cent development funds to southern Punjab during the current fiscal year, as well as, CT scan facility, hepatitis filter clinics, international standard medicines and other latest medical facilities provided to hospitals situated there.

He observed that PML-N’s leadership has always stood shoulder to shoulder with the people of southern Punjab during floods or any other eventuality.

The chief minister said that thousands of kilometre long roads have been constructed and expanded in the villages in this area under the ‘Pakian Sarkan Sukhay Painday Programme’. This has helped the people living in rural areas in a number of ways besides, ensuring easy transportation of commodities from farms to markets.

“Any effort to stop the journey of development and prosperity will fail and the development process which has started from Punjab will be extended to the whole country,” concluded Shehbaz Sharif with enthusiasm and zeal.

On the occasion, members of the assembly said that Shehbaz Sharif is a genuine leader of the people who served the residents of Rajanpur from the core of his heart during the worst floods.

“The PML-N leadership has diligently served the people and southern Punjab is developing in every sector of life including health and education, agriculture and transportation. PML-N will achieve success in the upcoming elections on the basis of its public service record,” they said.