‘Punjab will not be the only province to prosper in my govt’

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday promised the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa that Punjab will not be the only province that will prosper during his government.

He made these remarks while addressing a public gathering in K-P’s Shangla district.

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“I will make flour cheaper, sugar cheaper. I will urge that every shop sells flour at cheaper rates. If that’s not possible for them then I will pay to make flour rates cheaper. Sindh, K-P, Balochistan will prosper. Punjab will not be the only province to prosper,” Shehbaz said.

Shehbaz said that whatever he promises he delivers, unlike his predecessor who only made false promises to the nation.

“I will never lie to you… I will never make false promises. If I make a mistake I will ask for forgiveness. As long as I have strength, I will toil day and night for your prosperity,” he added.

The prime minister said that former prime minister Imran Khan only made false promises and disappointed the nation for four years. “What he will tell the nation? That load-shedding has increased because he was sleeping? I will ensure that everyone has electricity,” he added.

PM Shehbaz said that poor man suffers due to lack of medical facilities but he will change it during his tenure. “I will make sure that people receive free medical treatment in K-P and soon across Pakistan. Expenses have risen… in four years they (PTI) took highest loans,” he added.

He said that Pakistan has seen a lot of corruption these past four years and this is not the Pakistan our ancestors had envisioned. “This nation was built on the sacrifices of our ancestors. They must be turning in their graves now because this is not the Pakistan they envisioned. Education is a basic right for everyone.”

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He said that the Almighty has blessed Pakistan with an abundance of natural resources but despite all of that, our children cannot go to school. “Crying won’t do anything, we need to act. Hard work, blood and sweat will ensure the label of beggar does not apply to us anymore,” he added.

Shehbaz said that Pakistan will be a great nation one day but we will achieve it only by working hard, and not sleeping. “We cannot beg endlessly… one day we will have to stand on our own feet,” he remarked.

“I will ask K-P chief minister to decrease the price of wheat in the province. If he doesn’t do that then I will sell my own clothes but make sure wheat price decreases in the province,” he added.

Shehbaz said that wheat will be sold at the same price in K-P as it is being sold in Punjab.

Rs2 billion uplift package announced for Shangla

Prime Minister Shehbaz also announced a Rs2 billion mega development package for speedy uplift of Shangla district during his address.

He said 132 KV grid station at Poran would be completed in three months. He also announced construction of a medical college at Shangla.

The prime minister said that there would be no shortage of wheat flour in the province and asked the K-P government to facilitate and ensure the just distribution of Punjab flour to its people on prescribed rate.

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Originally published at tribune.com.pk

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