MURREE, Oct 3 (INP) Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday vowed swift development and beautification of Murree hill station and said all ongoing projects would be completed ahead of schedule.
Addressing gatherings of locals here after visiting the Murree Bus Terminal and the General Post Office building that is undergoing a massive restoration, the prime minister assured that the long standing issue of water shortage would also be addressed on priority.
He said the government was undertaking 16 projects worth billions for the uplift of Murree hill station. He said a comprehensive project has been launched for restoration of the lost glory of Murree and said directions have been given to ensure their quick completion. He hoped that with the completion of projects the problems of the people of Murree would be alleviated. He said an international standard university and a hospital will be constructed in Murree to cater to the needs of the people of the adjoining areas and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The Prime Minister also prayed to Almighty Allah to guide those who were preventing the progress and development of Pakistan. He said his government accorded great importance to Murree that carries historical significance and was working to restore its natural beauty. He said he was personally supervising the development projects to ensure their quality and timely completion.
Provincial Minister Raja Ishfaq Sarwar and Political Secretary to the PM Asif Kirmani accompanied the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Sharif was earlier briefed about the Bus Terminal project that was 95% completed and would cost Rs 33 million. The terminal would be fully operational in a week’s time. He was also informed that under Phase I the GPO building’s roof and facade would be rehabilitated, while its interior would be restored in Phase II.