FAISALABAD: With the National Accountability Bureau due to start probing the Metro Bus project over irregularities, the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday claimed that projects launched by Punjab government have been declared corruption-free by Transparency International.
Speaking at a laptops-distribution ceremony at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on Wednesday, he vowed to, “start Metro Bus projects in Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Karachi if people support and vote for PML-N and bring it to power in general elections 2013”.
He also said that the country is experiencing its "worst ever" situation of darkness.
“If we come into power, I would change the darkness of the country into light. The people can change my name if I fail to do so,” he said. “If the people of Pakistan will vote for PML-N in general elections 2013, the destiny of the country would be changed and Pakistan will get its due status at a global level.”
Commenting on the laptops and solar lamps project, Shahbaz said that only a literate generation can drag the country out of the prevalent crisis. He claimed that the Punjab government realised this and started the distribution of laptops and solar lamps in order to encourage talented students.”
The Punjab Chief Minister added that industrial and agriculture sectors of the country have been badly damaged due to shortage of electricity, which has destabilised the national economy.
“210,000 solar units have been distributed throughout the Punjab which would help in dragging the country out of darkness,” Sharif said.
Talking about the Metro Bus Service, the CM said that “Metro Bus service has changed the lifestyle of the poor. About 125,000 people are benefiting from this project on a daily basis”.
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