Stance reiterated: Shahbaz says sit-ins were part of conspiracy against nation

‘The government has succeeded in safeguarding the mineral reserves in Chiniot-Rajoa’.


Our Correspondent February 27, 2015
PHOTO: INP/FILE

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Friday that the sit-ins staged at Islamabad’s D-Chowk were part of a conspiracy hatched to damage the nation and topple the democratically-elected government.

He was speaking at a meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. Sharif said the conspiracy had been hatched in London. He said billions of rupees were spent on the initiative.

The chief minister said the nation’s largest solar power project in Bahawalpur had been completed in six months.

He said the government had financed the project from its own resources. Sharif said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would inaugurate the project soon.

He said the government had succeeded in safeguarding the mineral reserves in Chiniot-Rajoa from favourites of delinquent former rulers.  Sharif said they had tried to sell the reserves to a shell corporation for peanuts.

He said the government had foiled their designs and presented the people with the treasure.

Sharif said billions of rupees was being spent on citizens’ welfare. He said these included projects in the health and education sectors.

Sharif said the provision of clean drinking water would be ensured in all tehsils of the Punjab under the Saaf Pani Project by 2017.

He said billions of rupees was being spent on developing remote areas of the province under the Khadim-i-Punjab Green Roads Programme.

Sharif said the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project would be inaugurated next month.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 28th, 2015.

COMMENTS (2)

Anon | 6 years ago | Reply O yea... and of course... Shehbaz Sharif's favourite line "we did this in six months". Thats why most of his projects have to be done again and again. Will somebody explain to him that its not the speed of a govt project thats a measure of its success its the cost, efficiency and the longevity. Anybody can get something done in record time if they're not interesting in planning it properly, and if they dont care about cost (because its all govt money!) and if they're not worried about the fact that somewhere down the line someone will have to fix their mistakes! One day... one day our people will grow up and realise this. Let's hope it comes sooner than later.
Anon | 6 years ago | Reply Ever notice how often the Sharif brothers try to impress everyone with mention of the amounts of money they have spent... as if it's coming from their own private accounts... and as if its the amount of money being spent that matters and not the results!
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