PM urges political parties reach consensus on new provinces

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ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has called upon all political parties to sit together and reach consensus on the creation of more provinces in the country.

The Prime Minister was addressing a ceremony after the inauguration of 45-kilometer Jalalpur Pirwala-Uch Sharif section of national highway near Bahawalpur.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the demand of new provinces exists not only in Punjab but voices in this regard are also being raised in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan.

He said the PML (N) is the only party which get passed a resolution from Punjab assembly in support of a new province.

The Prime Minister said PML (N) carried out unprecedented development work in southern Punjab and the Saraiki people always supported the party.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the people of Pakistan will again vote in favor of PML-N in the upcoming July elections.

Giving credit to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sahrif for carrying out record development in the country's history, PM Abbasi said political decisions are always been made at polling stations.

Referring to the court cases against Sharif, the prime minister said we are accepting the verdicts but the people will never accept them. 

He said Nawaz Sharif always emerged victorious in all cases filed against him in the past.

He said the PML-N completed alls those major projects which were pending in the past governments.

Mentioning the recently-completed Neelum Jhelum hydro poser project, PM Abbasi said the last four governments could not completed this project.

He said the incumbent government added 10,400 megawatts of electricity to the national grid and today thee is no problem in power generation.

The Prime Minister on this occasion also announce to give district status to Ahmadpur East.

Earlier, the Prime Minister inaugurated the 45-kilometer Jalalpur Pirwala-Uch Sharif road section near Bahawalpur. 

The project has been completed at a cost of five billion rupees.

  APP/AFP

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