Published On: Mon, Mar 24th, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

Completion of metro bus project in record period, achievement of CM Punjab: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that completion of metro bus project in a record period is an achievement of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif.

Addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus project, the Prime Minister appreciated the performance of Shahbaz Sharif for completing projects speedily; saying that Shahbaz Sharif had quite an expertise in completing projects in a record period.

Nawaz said that Shahbaz Sharif emulated the example of motorway project which was completed by the federal government in shortest period of time whereas during that period PML-N government was removed. “Hence after coming into power again, despite loss of time, we did not delay this project”.

While replying to the appeal made by Chief Minister for reviewing the fifty-fifty formula of funds for metro bus project by federal and Punjab government, Nawaz Sharif said that the performance of Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif as Chief Minister has been exemplary.

He said that during previous five years’ tenure of Shahbaz Sharif, he completed development projects including Lahore metro bus in a record period of time, while now in the start of next five years’ tenure, he is ushering a revolution in the province by launching projects like Rawalpindi Islamabad metro bus.

Earlier during his speech, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, while addressing Prime Minister said that the metro bus project had been wrongly evaluated as the first portion of metro bus service up to Faizabad interchange was elevated, hence costing more than estimated, while Islamabad’s metro bus section being on ground level would cost less.

Shahbaz Sharif requested that the proposed funds of fifty-fifty formula should be revisited, since more land will be acquired in Rawalpindi and its payments should be made at market value.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif assured the Punjab CM that he would not be disappointed, as the formula regarding provision of funds will be reviewed.} else {