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23 May 2017 Last updated 15 minutes ago

PM performs groundbreaking of four-lane Layyah-Taunsa bridge

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif performed groundbreaking of a four-lane bridge project on Indus River which will connect Layyah and Taunsa, the two cities in southern Punjab.

“We don’t just inaugurate projects, we complete them too,” the premier remarked while addressing a public gathering in Layyah on Tuesday.

Reiterating his promise to end electricity loadshedding from the country, PM Nawaz said his government is working on to ensure an uninterrupted power supply to every household in the country.

“We had promised that we will eliminate once and for all the menace of loadshedding, and we have made operational the power houses to ensure electricity is produced,” he said, adding that more power houses will add 10,000 megawatts to the national grid by the beginning of the next year. “Once the electricity will come, for sure it will never be vanished again.”

Taking a veiled jibe at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, the premier said his political rivals did not want to witness the country’s development and are only interested in “lying, creating chaos and levelling accusations”.

“You were rejected in the 2013 elections and this gathering is a sign of victory for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in the 2018 polls,” PM Nawaz said in an apparent reference to the PTI chief. “You always talked about new Pakistan but you have actually turned Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa into an old Pakistan.”

Talking about the Tuesday’s gathering, the prime minister said, “It is a one-mile-long procession and is bigger than any public gatherings of our rival political parties.”

Projects announced

He also announced provision of natural gas to the residents of Chowk Azam and Fatehpur areas besides construction of 50 kilometres-long roads in Layyah city.

The premier further announced provision of health cards for the residents of Layyah, saying the government will bear expenses of the ones who cannot afford medical treatment. “Teams will soon come to this place and conduct a survey to award the health cards,” he said.