Political Opponents Caused Delay in OLMT Project: Shehbaz

Political Opponents Caused Delay in OLMT Project: Shehbaz

Lahore (January 14, 2018): Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif remarked that political opponent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf caused a 22-month delay in the Orange Line Metro Train project.

Sharif was speaking to the media during a visit to the construction site of Orange Line Metro Train project early Sunday morning.

He also remarked that the work on the project should be expedited and labourers must work around the clock.

CM Punjab arrived at the construction site in a coaster without any protocol and visited different sites for the project in his 2-hour long visit.He also reviewed the civil, mechanical and electrical aspects of the project, alongside visiting the underground parts of the project.

Later, he held a meeting on the project’s progress, which was also attended by Chinese officials.

He was briefed on the progress of the project and was assured by the officials of the swift and timely completion of the project.

Shehbaz expressed his satisfaction at the work and said he was happy to see the progress during his visit today to the project site.On October 8, last year, Shehbaz Sharif had unveiled the mega-transport scheme, Orange Line Metro Project, in Punjab’s capital.

While addressing the event, he remarked that people levelling false allegations are wasting the time of nation.

When metro bus project was under construction, our opponents called it ‘jangla bus’ and claimed that money has been embezzled. Interestingly, our opponents then announced metro bus project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “However, there is no sign of metro bus in Peshawar,” he claimed.

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“It was alleged that corruption worth Rs70 billion occurred in metro bus project. However, our opponents could not even prove Rs35 billion corruption,” remarked Shehbaz.

“If the corruption is proven then the nation can hold me accountable.”

On the very same day, Supreme Court conditionally allowed Punjab government to proceed with its multi-billion Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) project by setting aside a verdict of Lahore High Court halting work on certain section of the OLMT project.

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