SHANGLA: Despite having taken out loans worth trillions of rupees, the PTI has nothing to its credit on the development side, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday.
“The previous government secured loans worth Rs 2.4 trillion but did not establish a new hospital in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during its tenure in office,” PM told meeting public in Bisham tehsil of Shangla district.
Referring to the PTI Chairman’s public meetings, he said Imran Khan did not talk about the performance of his government as “he has nothing (to show) to the masses on this front”.
Sharif said he would work hard to turn Khyber Pakhtunkhwa into a developed province and provide all basic facilities to the people as a matter of priority.
The EU renews its commitment to revitalize relations with Pakistan
PML-N activists from Shangla, Battagram and Torghar and the three districts of Kohistan participated in the massive public meeting. It was the Prime Minister’s second visit to KP since taking office. Previously, he visited the tribal district of North Waziristan.
Referring to the provincial PTI government, the Prime Minister asked how many hospitals and health facilities the KP government had built and provided free treatment and medicine to the poor during his rule.
“Because of their corruption and incompetence, the previous rulers did not even put a single brick to stalled development projects; the BRT was delayed resulting in losses of billions of rupees,” he said.
The Prime Minister has asked the Chief Minister of KP to ensure the sale of flour at subsidized rates.
He also announced the establishment of a medical school in Bisham and assured that work on the Bisham-Khwazakhela highway would be accelerated.
He also promised that he would ensure the completion of the 132 Puran grid station within three months.
The prime minister also announced 2 billion rupees for road development, water supply, agriculture and other projects to solve the problems of the masses.
Baqir Sajjad adds from Islamabad: Meanwhile, the European Union on Saturday renewed its commitment to reinvigorate its ties with Pakistan.
The pledge was made during a meeting of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif with EU Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Seiler, as well as a delegation from the European Union (EU), the prime minister’s office said. in a press release.
The EU affirmed its commitment to further deepen bilateral cooperation with Pakistan, the prime minister’s office said.
Posted in Dawn, May 8, 2022