Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday announced a further reduction of the price of petrol by Rs9.66.
The premier was addressing a large crowd in Havelian -- audibly but with a hoarse voice following his recent return from the Saarc Summit in Kathmandu-- for the inauguration ceremony of the Hazara Motorway project in a groundbreaking ceremony.
Nawaz also announced the reduction in the prices of high octane by Rs10.18, kerosene by Rs4, high speed diesel by Rs7.12 and light diesel oil by Rs5.39.
"I am sure with the reduction of these prices, the cost of production will decrease and prices of food items will decrease," the prime minister said.
"I hope that the people holding dharnas will not object to this," he said, hitting out at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
The prime minister told the mammoth crowd that he was in Havelian to fulfill the promises he had made during the time of the elections.
"The last time we all met was during the elections, you must remember. I remember very well that I had made some promises [back then], and I am here today to fulfill them."
"I remember that I had promised you that the PML-N government would build a motorway here," he said, receiving loud cheers from the crowd.
Nawaz, slamming PTI further, said, "I would like to tell those staging dharnas that there is a 'naya K-P' being built."
"You talk of a 'naya Pakistan'," he said, "We want to see a 'naya K-P'."
The premier said motorways are being built inspite of the of the prevalence of dharnas.
PM Nawaz arrives in Havelian to inaugurate Hazara Motorway project
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Havelian on Saturday to inaugurate the Hazara Motorway project, Express News reported.
The premier is expected to address a press conference and cut a ribbon during the ceremony.
The important road link is part of the Pakistan China Economic Corridor, and is a 60-kilometre-long, 4-lane fenced expressway which costs Rs33 billion.
The Hazara Motorway will reduce the drive time from Islamabad to Havelian by 30 minutes, additionally providing a road to the Havelian Dry Port project.
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