Islamabad : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said his government was building the real new Pakistan and taking all steps to make it an “Asian Tiger”, while inspecting progress on the M3 Section at Nankana Sahib. He said his government was undertaking a series of projects across the country including many in Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir and was pleased to note the pace of construction and its high quality. .
He said in next few years, Pakistan would emerge as a strong economy and Power of the region and will be connected with all regional countries.
Lashing out at the opposition saying his government would continue to march ahead on the path of progress and prosperity by undertaking huge development projects and people of Pakistan now look forward to us and not towards you, as their future is with us, he added
He invited the opposition to visit the network of roads and motorways and asked them to at least acknowledge the good work being done by the government. He said criticism on anything was easy, but it required guts to admit the good work and its benefits for the masses.
The prime minister said around 50,000 workers was deployed on the project and said similarly hundreds and thousands were working on other projects across the country. He said the motorway would soon link Peshawar to Karachi with a six-lane high quality road.
The PML-N has a legacy of timely completion of infrastructure projects which take decades for other governments to complete.
The prime minister also appreciated the performance and quality of work by the China Railways and ZKB.
Chairman National Highway Authority briefed the prime minister about the motorway’s M3 section, on which 44 percent work has been completed. He was informed that it was scheduled to be operational by March 2018, while efforts were underway to complete it earlier. The M-3 will connect with M-4 at Abdul Hakeem and provide an alternate and direct route from Lahore to Multan. The project will be completed with a cost of Rs 148.654 billion.