HAVELI BAHADUR SHAH: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday challenged his political opponents to compete the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) in politics, advising them to desist from hatching conspiracies and indulging in such other practices.
“You repeatedly faced electoral defeats from PML-N, and we will continue to defeat you. You cannot win elections,
but only conspire,” he said while addressing a public gathering after inaugurating the first unit of 1,230 MW Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant here in district Jhang.
Without naming any political party, the prime minister continued, “Since you don’t have the power to win elections,
you just conspire either in the garb of `dharnas’ or in the name of accountability.” “Then you hide yourselves behind the JIT. It is
cowardice. Instead, you should come and compete in politics,”
he said, adding, “The nation knows about our positive work and
contribution, and nation also knows well about what you have been doing for the last four years.”
The prime minister said his government would continue pursue its agenda of development and the service of people. The prime minister referred to the situation of political ‘uncertainty’ and ‘instability’ and said it also hit the country’s stock market over the past few days and affected the value of rupee against US dollar.
He, however, added that as his government had a strong determination to move ahead and serve the people, and would not be deterred by the hue and cry being made by our political
The prime minister said even on July 10, the day when the JIT would present its report, he would perform the ground-
breaking of a mega Dasu Hydropower Project, having a capacity
of generating 4,500 mega-watts of electricity.
Similarly, he said, Diamer Bhasha Dam was also in the preparation phase, and after completion, it would not only
generate 4,500 mega-watts of electricity but would serve as a huge water reservoir to irrigate our agricultural lands.
Speaking about Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant, the prime minister said the project was completed in historic 21
months time, adding, a new trend had been created in the country where mega projects were being completed in shortest possible time.
He said with dozens of power projects launched by the present government, it had succeeded in adding 7,000 MW of
electricity to the national grid so far.
The prime minister said it was not a normal thing that lights were coming back to the country and eliminating the
darkness created due to the criminal negligence of past regimes including a dictator.