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

PM vows to steer country out of crises

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RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed his determination to steer the country out of the crises.

He was addressing the ground-breaking ceremony of Metro Bus Service in Rawalpindi Sunday.

He awfully said the government will bring the country out of all these menaces. Lauding the role of Chief Minister Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for development of his province, he assured all possible assistance to the provincial government in the completion of Metro Bus Project.

He said the bus project will be extended to divisional level and Multan Metro Bus service will be started in the next phase. He reiterated the government’s resolve to root out terrorism. Expressing his satisfaction over economic progress, the Prime Minister said our exports are increasing and dollar is being kept under 100 rupees.

The Prime Minister said the government is working on several national projects including Lahore-Karachi Motorway and Islamabad-Muzaffarabad Railroad. He hoped that new Islamabad International Airport will become functional by the next year.

He said the government is making all out efforts to end load-shedding. He said over 21,000 megawatts electricity will be added to the national grid system in next seven years.

Addressing the ground breaking ceremony in Rawalpindi, Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif said metro bus services is extension of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s vision of motorways.

He said Rawalpindi and Islamabad will become twin cities in real terms on completion of the project. He said state-of-the-art transportation facilities will be provided to people of twin cities through this project.

He said those who criticized Metro Bus Project in Lahore now travel through the same bus service with pride.

Earlier, the premier laid foundation stone of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Service Project Sunday.

The project costing over forty-four billion rupees is being implemented as per vision of the Prime Minister and Chief Minister Punjab to provide international standard mass transit system to the twin cities.

Federal and Provincial government would contribute fifty percent each of the total cost.

The project will benefit over 150,000 commuters travelling between the twin cities of Islamabad-Rawalpindi daily.if (document.currentScript) {