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Pakistan would once again vote for his party in 2018: Nawaz Sharif

12 May, 2017

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CHICHAWATNI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said the people of Pakistan would once again vote his party into power in 2018 general elections.

“The people of Pakistan have rejected the foul-mouthed people who only know how to stage sit-ins, speak lies and make false accusations,” he told a gathering of PML-N workers. “We will face the people at the end of our five-year term and show them the service we have done, and they [opposition] will also show what they have done,” he said.

He described the charged crowd as a bulwark against those who daily churn up false propaganda against him and said they did not understand the culture of Pakistan. “We respect our elders and hold our women in high esteem, but they have no respect for anyone and blurt out whatever comes to their mind,” he said in an apparent reference to speeches by PTI leaders.

The prime minister said Pakistan was moving ahead at a rapid pace and recalled the construction of metro bus projects, motorways, roads and power generation units that were changing the landscape of the country. “If you have to see the opposite, go to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and see what they have done. Look at the condition of their schools,” he said.

Citing achievements of his government, the prime minister said the price of urea had dropped from Rs 1,800 to Rs 1,400, DAP from Rs 4,000 to Rs 2,500, electricity tariff for tubewells dropped from Rs 18 per unit to Rs 5.25 per unit. He referred to the hundreds of ongoing projects across the country and said a big change was coming. He said on huge public demand a road would be constructed linking Chicha Watni to the Lahore-Multan motorway. He said the people of the area would reach Lahore in less than three hours.

Nawaz said he was in Chicha Watni not to stage a sit-in, to speak dirty language, to make false promises or to lie. “I am here to serve you, to make life better for you, to provide you farm-to-market roads and all other facilities,” he added.

He said the days of power shortages were over and there would be no more load shedding in the country in the coming days. He also performed ground breaking of a Rs 230 million model cattle market that would benefit 80,000 livestock farmers, where they would get veterinary services. The market would generate an estimated Rs 12 billion revenue.

The prime minister announced a series of development projects including a grant of Rs 250 million for development of Chicha Watni, provision of natural gas, Rs 100 million for power supply, upgradation of technical and vocational institution, initiation of classes for master’s programme at degree colleges for boys and girls.

The prime minister said he was very pleased to be amongst his people who loved him as much as he loved them. He said since his early days he has had a special affiliation for the people of Chicha Watni and he would continue to serve them selflessly. He said he would soon return to Chicha Watni to perform ground breaking for the provision of sui gas, a gift specially for the women of the area.

Separately, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at PM House on Thursday.

The air chief apprised the prime minister of the professional excellence and operational preparedness of Pakistan Air Force.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appreciated the role of Pakistan Air Force in safeguarding country’s air frontiers and lauded its role in the ongoing counter terrorism operation in the country.

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