MINGORA, (APP): PM Nawaz Sharif speeches at Swat today
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said the Pakistan Muslim League was a beacon of hope for the disillusioned people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who were promised of a change, but which was never delivered.
Addressing a large gathering after inaugurating the Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital , the Prime Minister said the PML-N was striving hard to serve the masses and bring about a real revolution in their lives.
The huge crowd waved the green PML-N flags and continued to raise slogans throughout the event. Prime Minister also waved to the crowd who responded with cheers.
The Prime Minister said the large enthusiastic crowd was a proof that the promised "change" has not come. He however assured the people that the PML-N would bring a real change in their lives. He regretted that he failed to see any roads, hospitals, schools, bereft of any modern amenities.
He said the mammoth gathering was a proof that the people were disillusioned with the fake promises and they made a mistake in 2013, but assured the people that they need not regret as his government would bring about a revolution in their lives.
The Prime Minister said there were people who wanted to come to the roads, but asked "where are the roads? "I failed to find any good road here" he said as the crowd raised slogans.
He pointed that while his government was busy building roads, his political opponents had nothing else to do but to march on these new roads.
He said the PML-N has won the seat in Peshawar with an overwhelmingly large majority.
Prime Minister Sharif said the new Kidney Hospital was a gift for the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and was appreciative of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar 's role and support.
Prime Minister announced a sub-campus for women, a grid station for Tehsil Matta and Kabal at a cost of Rs 300 million, a technical training institute for the youth. He assured that the gas network would extend to the area and loadshedding would end by 2018.
He also announced installation of astro-turf in the stadium, while the Saidu Sharif Airport would be made into an international airport. He said the flights would operate to Dubai, Jeddah and Madina.
Prime Minister Sharif said he has directed construction of 133 km Chakdara-Kalam Expressway and another modern road between Bisham- Khawaza Khela. He said the road network would be connected to China Pakistan Economic Corridor so as to bring a real economic revolution in their lives.
"In prosperity of Swat, Nawaz Sharif gets happy ... I love Swat and want to see development and progress here," he said.
Prime Minister announced grants of Rs 200 million each for Zila Council of Swat and Shangla. He promised to visit the area before the election, as the crowd cheered. He also announced a sub-Campus for Shangla.
The event was attended by Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar , Governor KP Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Advisor to the Prime Minister Engr Amir Muqam, former Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan, KP PMLN President Pir Sabir Shah, senior PML-N leader Siranjum Khan.
Advisor to the Prime Minister Engr Amir Muqam was appreciative for providing a modern facility to the area and said the Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital would be turned into a teaching hospital at a later stage. He was critical of the political opponents of the government and said the biggest asset of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was its leader Nawaz Sharif.
He called for accountability of the PTI leader Imran Khan and said he himself was mired in Panama scandal and should do some soul searching before making baseless allegations. He asked Imran Khan to tell the people of the fate of the Accountability Bureau of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He was appreciative of the people of thousands of people of the Malakand Division who had come to meet their leader Nawaz Sharif. He demanded a University and an Engineering University for the area, besides an international airport to encourage tourism.
District Nazim Swat Mohammad Ali Shah said his district was striving hard to cope with many a challenges, however regretted that the PTI government was not interested in serving the masses. He said the roads were in dilapidated condition, schools and health facilities were poor and no funds were available for public welfare schemes in Shangla and Swat.
He said the only modern amenity in Swat was the gift of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while even basic facilities were non-existent.