Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday while the rest of the country is progressing, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is becoming a bad example for the “new Pakistan.”
“If anyone wants to see the tall claims of Naya Pakistan falling flat, they should go and and witness the state of the affairs in K-P,” the premier said while addressing a public gathering in Chichawatni, Sahiwal.
“Even K-P is looking at the development taking place today,” the premier told those in attendance. “I have not come here to stage a sit-in but to serve you.”
The PM reiterated that loadshedding will be eliminated from the country by 2018.
Terrorism in the country is also being brought to an end, he added.
“Those who resort to mudslinging and verbal abuse are not aware of the culture of decency which is actually reflective of Pakistan,” Nawaz said in a thinly veiled jibe at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Pakistan, he added, has a culture of mutual respect.
We will provide Rs500million for the development of Chichawatni and to link the area directly with the motorway. “Only the incumbent government is working towards building roads in the country.”
The technical and vocational training institutions in Chichawatni will be upgraded while a Masters programme will be initiated in the degree college. “The areas will also be provided with Sui gas,” the PM added.
Political parties have escalated their campaign following the Supreme Court’s April 20 ruling in the Panamagate case directing the PM and his sons, Hasan and Hussain to appear before a Joint Investigation Team (JIT).