Published On: Tue, May 3rd, 2016

PM announces ‘new Pakistan’ projects in KPK



BANNU: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday arrived in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bannu town on day-long visit and announced uplift projects worth millions of rupees.

Addressing a large public meeting, the PM responded to his critics and pledged to make a ‘new Pakistan’ and a ‘new KPK’.

He also criticised provincial government led by Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, claiming that it has failed to deliver.

“I wished to see a new KPK, but was saddened not to see it. By the grace of God, we will make a new KPK since provincial government has failed to do it in three years,” the PM affirmed while addressing the rally organized by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F).

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl Urrehman and other party leaders, including Akram Durrani, also addressed on the occasion, and vowed to support the PM in the face of opposition’s immense pressure.

After lashing out at his opponents, PM Nawaz Sharif announced various development projects for Bannu and other areas, including an international airport, a university, an industrial zone and grant of millions of rupees for local union councils.

The PM reiterated that he would go home if charges of corruption proved against him.

“Elements who claimed rigging in 2013 elections faced embracement after judicial commission’s decision last year,” the PM said, referring to recent protest by opposition parties who have been pressing him to step down since his family members were named in Panama Papers.

To probe the Panama Papers, the PM has announced formation of judicial commission under Chief Justice of Pakistan, but the opposition is not satisfied with terms of references (TORs) for the commission.

“This is new Pakistan… Raise slogan with me,” the PM addressed the rally participants after announcing the projects and concluding his speech.

Earlier, he laid foundation stone of gas supply project to five union councils of Bannu. The 259 million rupee project will complete in one year.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated four major highways projects.


News Source Samaa

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