CHITRAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hit out at his opponents on Thursday, saying no one will accept JIT and PTI-led accountability.
“This is not Ehtisab (Accountability) rather Istihsal (Exploitation). “No one will accept this Istihsal in Pakistan, I want to tell the JIT, PTI and politicians that no one will accept accountability from you” he declared while addressing the public during the inauguration of the Lowari Tunnel,
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday came down hard on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for what he said its utter failure to fulfill its electoral promise of making a ‘new Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’.
Addressing a public meeting in Chitral after inaugurating Lawari Tunnel, the Prime Minister said that people voted to power those who had made tall claims of making a ‘new Pakistan’ to make a new KP first in 2013 elections.
“But they miserable failed,” he said, adding that the PML-N’s federal government was making a ‘new KP’ instead of those ruling the province.
He added that the government was installing power plants in the country to eliminate darkness of load shedding and constructing roads and highways to accelerate the pace of economic growth.
He added that whatever development projects were being executed in Chitral were being carried out by the PML-N government not the local government.
He said the federal government completed the Lawari tunnel project and was constructing roads in Chitral. He announced that PML-N government would construct a women university in the district.
He questioned whether he got contracts of mines or timbers or did take kickback in any projects. Nawaz Sharif sarcastically said that the JIT members had become ‘Sadiq’ and ‘Amin’.
He said that those demanding resignation after getting up every morning should be ashamed. He warned the opponents not to test his patience anymore.
“Whether today’s Pakistan is not much better placed than 2013’s Pakistan,” he asked. He added that in 2013 terrorism was at its peak and load shedding was crippling country economy.
Lashing out at PTI and PAT, he said that graves were dug for democracy in Islamabad. “Many shows were put up during last four years, but we did not bow before the forces of chaos and anarchy,” he added.
He added that a circus of sit-ins was put up in the country.
The Prime Minister said that people rejected the elements in 2008 and 2013 and would reject them in future too.
Regarding the Lawari Tunnel project, the Prime Minister said that it would lead to economic growth and promotion of tourism in the area.
He congratulated the people of Chitral on completion of tunnel project. Lowari Tunnel, a project connecting Dir with Chitral, is aimed at enhancing economic growth and employment opportunities in the region. The premier reached Upper Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Thursday afternoon to inaugurate the tunnel. He was accompanied by KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, adviser Amir Muqam, PML-N leader Pir Sabir Shah and aviation adviser Mehtab Abbasi.
Lowari Tunnel, which includes two tunnels (8.5 kilometres and 1.9 kilometres), access roads and 12 bridges (35km), is located on Nowshera-Mardan-Malakand-Chakdara-Chitral National Highway (N-45).