–CM vows to transform KP into Punjab, develop Peshawar like Lahore
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday alleged that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which had made tall claims before coming into power, after assuming the administrative charge in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) had devastated the province besides deceiving its people.
Speaking during a telephonic address to a public meeting in Battagram district of KP, Shehbaz lambasted the performance of the PTI-led KP government and said, “PTI devastated KP, defaced its capital city Peshawar and promises made by PTI chief Imran Niazi with the nation, especially the people of KP have been proven to be lies.”
He said that Imran had termed Lahore’s Metro Bus as ‘Jangla bus’, but later on his government in KP launched the same project in Peshawar.
“However, Niazi’s government failed to complete the project as the tenure of the government is going to end this month,” he added.
Shehbaz said that he was very fond of coming to Battagram to meet the people of the area and discuss their problems, which PTI government failed to solve during its constitutional term, but could not due to inclement weather.
“By the grace of Allah Almighty, I will visit the city soon to meet all of you,” he said.
“KP has been pushed back during the past five years as no new projects have been launched by the provincial government,” he added.
“Imran had promised to produce thousands of megawatts of electricity five years ago. He also claimed that ample electricity would be produced to provide it to other parts of the country as well. However, electricity generation projects of just 74-megawatt electricity have been set up after the passage of five years,” he said.
On the other hand, said Shehbaz, an 80-megawatt electricity generation project, set up by the previous government, developed faults in 2016 and the PTI government failed to rectify it. “This way, the PTI government produced minus six megawatts of electricity,” the chief minister said.
He said that the “Billion Tree Tsunami” had also proved to be a false claim and added that Imran Khan had lied at every occasion and “set records of falsehood”.
“If Allah gave us another opportunity, we will transform KP into Punjab and Peshawar will be developed like Lahore,” he added.
Shehbaz said that development works would be carried out in Hazara, Battagram and other cities of KP. New educational institutions and hospitals would be set up and hundreds of thousands of people would be provided with jobs and stipends would be given to the deserving students, he added.