Federal cabinet expresses confidence in PM Sharif leadership470 views
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said some political opponents were trying to undermine the country’s economic take-off, fearing their own political demise.
“Our opponents know that if we are successful in implementing our development projects, then their politics is going to liquidate in 2018 by the grace of Allah,” he said while chairing the Cabinet meeting here at the PM House.
The federal cabinet expressed full confidence in the leadership of the prime minister. Sharif apprised them of the accusations being leveled against his family, urging them to focus on their work instead of replying to the allegations.
The prime minister said the government had set new standards of transparency in the projects and added that all internal institutions were acknowledging the country’s economic turnaround.
He said an amount of 34 billion dollars reserved for the energy projects, was investments and not loan.
Sharif expressed the satisfaction over electricity being produced from the locally extracted coal in Thar.
The prime minister mentioned that from 1999 onwards, the previous governments failed to invest in energy sectors and vowed to successfully eliminate shortage of gas within his tenure.
The cabinet was briefed that Chinese Council had approved 4.5 billion dollars for projects of Sukkar-Multan Motorway and Havelian-Thakot Motorway.
Mr. Sharif told the meeting that he had faced such cases and allegations in the past, and came out clean. I am again ready for accountability, like I did in the past, he said.
He underlined that some political opponents were active to sabotage development process in the country. “Our rivals know that PML-N government is successfully completing uplift projects.”
Sharif said Gwadar project would lead the development projects in the country. He hoped that politics of rivals will vanish after general elections of 2018.
The premier on Friday pledged to resign if a probe related to the Panama Papers tax scandal found his family had committed any wrongdoing.
Three of Sharif’s children were named in a vast leak of documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca this month that has revealed how the wealthy hide their money.
The premier has announced a probe into the revelations contained in the Panama Papers, which claim his children owned London property through an offshore company.
His daughter, Maryam, who has been tipped to be his political successor, was named along with his sons Hasan and Hussain.