ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Prime Minister Imran Khan has
claimed that army is being asked to come and topple the government,
those who claim to be democratic movement are asking army to
topple the government. Prime Minister Imran Khan said the purpose of
all of them is to protect their interests. He said all these mafias are
fighting war of protecting their interests and for this purpose they are
ready to topple the government and even ready to do anything. Prime
Minister Imran Khan said the government has steered the country out
of difficult times and now it will witness sustainable growth and
He was addressing a ceremony after performing the groundbreaking of
upgradation and rehabilitation of sixty two kilometers long Lodhran-
Multan highway, in Islamabad on Friday, the project will be completed
at a cost 6.886 billion rupees in two years’ time.
The Prime Minister said there will be now wealth generation and
people will get job opportunities. On the economic front, he said the
people will continue to hear good news.
Imran Khan said the country registered a growth of four percent this
financial year despite COVID-19 challenge. He said we not only saved
our people from the pandemic but also the economy.
The Prime Minister said the government is focusing on uplifting the
agriculture, industries, IT, housing and tourism to take forward the
Imran Khan said a package is being brought for the farmers to bring
green revolution in the country.
The Prime Minister said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
project has entered in the next phase of industrialization wherein
Chinese companies will relocate their industries in the Special
Economic Zones of Pakistan.
Imran Khan said we are building ten dams as part of efforts to
enhance our water storage capacity. To protect the future of our
coming generations, we are planting ten billion trees.
Imran Khan said the government has given unprecedented incentives
to the construction industry and as a result of which the cement sale
has reached the record levels.
Regarding the affordable houses for the people under Naya Pakistan
Housing Program, the Prime Minister said the people have shown great
interest in taking soft loans from the banks for construction of houses.
He said the banks have so far received loan demands of sixty billion
rupees. He said the government also has a plan to establish such
financial institutions which only provide loans for the construction of
The Prime Minister said we have waged a struggle to purge the society
from different mafias, who only work for their vested interests. He said
our struggle is aimed at ensuring rule of law in the country as no
society can progress without bringing the powerful people under the
umbrella of law.
In his remarks, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said three
districts of South Punjab: Bahawalpur, Lodhran and Multan will greatly
benefit from the upgradation project launched today.
He said this will reduce the travel time between Bahawalpur and
Multan to only forty five minutes. He said it is the first time that
separate development fund is being allocated for South Punjab from
the budget of Punjab.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Communications Murad Saeed
said the present government has completed road infrastructure of
1753 kilometers in its two and a half year tenure and there is a plan to
start work on another 6118 kilometers of roads this year.
The Minister for Communications said that groundbreaking of Sialkot-
Kharian motorway will be performed in the next ten days. Approval
has also been given for Kharian-Rawalpindi motorway and this project
will be started in three months.
Murad Saeed said present government initiated work on the western
route of the CPEC which will bring prosperity in the underdeveloped
areas of the country.
The Minister for Communications said we have increased the revenue
of National Highway Authority by seventy two billion rupees.