PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday took dig out at his key rival, Imran Khan for holding anti-corruption rallies across the country in the backdrop of Panama leaks and announced the establishment of an international airport in Bannu, alongside other development projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to make it a naya KPK and questioned Imran Khan where is the new KPK as he had promised during general elections.
Addressing a public meeting in Bannu, he said those chanting slogans for new Pakistan could not deliver.The meeting was also addressed by JUI(F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and former KPK Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani. Maulana Fazlur Rehman is the staunch supporter of the Prime Minister in his defence in Panama Leaks. He said that the present government has launched a number of mega development projects to make a new Pakistan.
The Prime Minister said the masses should differentiate between those who are pursuing development agenda and those who are doing politics of anarchy and chaos. He said PTI Government was claiming for a new Khyber Pakhtunkhawa but he said he did not see it anywhere.
The Prime Minister said the Supreme Court declared that no rigging had taken place in the general elections 2013 which was a slap on the face of those alleging for rigging. He said those claiming for rigging did not apologies. He said now a days they are again putting allegations.
The Prime Minister said they again left the matter to the Supreme Court. He said if a corruption of a single penny is proved against us, they will at once go home.
He said they have come to power with the mandate of the people and are not afraid of the hollow slogans and cheap tactics of their opponents.
The Prime Minister said they have not government in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and but they will continue to serve the people of the province. He said those who had blown trumpets of prosperity in the general elections of 2013, have done nothing for the development of the province.
Nawaz Sharif said China Pakistan Economic Corridor will change the destiny of the region. It will benefit the whole of the country including Bannu. He reiterated that loadshedding will come to end in 2018. He said the Government is also focusing on provision of cheap electricity to the people. He said power is being supplied to all the industries round the clock. He said gas shortage will also be overcome.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister announced establishment of University in Lakki Marwat and industrial and economic zones in Bannu. He said this will bring prosperity and provide employment opportunities.
He said Baran Dam will be rehabilitated and capacity of the Bannu power plant will be enhanced. He announced rehabilitation and repair of Indus Highway. He also announced that Bannu airport will be upgraded to international standard. He said passport offices are being established in Karak and Lukki Marwat. He announced a grant of two hundred million for District and Tehsil councils of Bannu.
The Prime Minister said the IDPs have sacrifices for peace in the country and work for their rehabilitation will be speeded up. This is ‘Naya Pakistan’,” he hit out at the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) with their oft-repeated slogan.