MULTAN: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday inaugurated the Metro Bus service in Multan aimed at providing the best and comfortable transport facilities to the local people. The Prime Minister unveiled the plaque of the project, completed with a cost of Rs 28 billion. The Prime Minister took a test ride of the bus along with Punjab’s Governor Rafiq Rajwana and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. During the ride, the Prime Minister was given a briefing about the bus service. The event was attended by Minister for Food Security Sikandar Bosan, Mayor of Multan Naveed ul Haq Arain, Chairman District Council Dewan Abbas Bukhari, parliamentarians and diplomats. The Metro Bus Project in Multan is the country’s third and South Punjab’s first mass transit system.
Addressing a large gathering after inaugurating Metro bus project for Multan, Prime Minister said the Pakistan Muslim League was making the real “New Pakistan” by undertaking mega development projects to serve the masses. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the gathering here today was not for any sit-in, to disrupt any development project, block roads or level baseless allegations, but was here to unveil a development project for the masses. He said those who claimed of building a new Pakistan should come to Multan to see in reality the new Pakistan. He said the city would soon be linked to the modern motorway network of the country that would help further boost the national economy.
He said only those who have no idea about progress and development of the country was distracting the nation daily through baseless, unfounded accusations. He said the religion also forbids leveling of accusations against others, particularly on issues on which they do not adhere themselves. He said the days were not far of when the people of Pakistan would find the reality of such people. Prime Minister Sharif said by the end of this year 10,000 MW would be added to the national grid, and said it was unprecedented progress only in a short span of three years of the PML-N government. He said Pakistan has never produced more than 15,000 MW in the past. He said the government has spent Rs 110 billion for acquisition of land for the Diamir Bhasha dam alone and said once completed it would generate 4500 MWs and said soon the days of power outages would be over. He said the tariff for power would also be lowered to pass on the benefits to the people.