PMLN to form govt in KP on basis of record development projects: Awais

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari Tuesday said Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) would form next government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after winning next elections on basis of its performance and record development projects.

In an interview with PTV news, he said Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif recently announced various development projects including new Cardiac and Kidney Centres for the residents of far-flung district of Dera Ghazi khan.

He said the Punjab government would set up water filtration plants by the end of current year to provide clean drinking water to residents of the region, adding potable water would be made available at every place in the province.

Awais said the Punjab government had initiated projects to improve road connectivity between southern and central Punjab.

He said DG Khan which was neglected in the past was now continuously on the path of progress due to multiple projects started by PMLN government in Punjab on the demand of people.

“The mega motorway projects will promote trade activities among the four provinces as the linkages and communication will improve.”

He said the government deserved full credit for announcing scores of uplift projects for development of his remote district.

“New universities, medical colleges and health facilities were set up in response to the demands of people of southern districts,” he added.

Welcoming Chief Minister’s development packages for DG Khan, Federal Minister for Communication Dr Hafiz Abdul Karim said the new infrastructure projects and network of motorways would equally benefit all provinces.

“A good transport network connects people, reduces distance, creates employment and improves economy,” he remarked.

He told that DG Khan-Muzaffargarh dual road will be completed at a cost of Rs 13 billion with funds from the Punjab government.

Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif always gave funds for development in South Punjab, and this kind of financial support had never been seen in the country’s history, he concluded.