Karachi (January 28, 2018): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the federal government will continue its cooperation with the Sindh government for durable peace and stability across the province.
While talking to Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair at Governor House, PM Abbasi said that the center will provide every possible assistance to the provincial government in development projects. During the meeting, overall law and order situation in the province, progress on the federal government-funded projects, matters pertaining to economic activities were reviewed.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb, Minister of State for Petroleum Jam Kamal Khan and others were present on the occasion.
Earlier, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated Northbound carriageway of Lyari Expressway in Karachi on Sunday, which had been delayed for more than 15 years.
The 38 kilometer long project consisting of twenty bridges and four interchanges has been completed at a cost of ten billion rupees. The southbound portion of the expressway was opened for vehicular traffic around a decade ago.
Addressing the ceremony, the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the project faced many difficulties in completion process, however, it has been completed with firm commitment.
He said M-9 Motorway project is in final phase and it will also be completed soon.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that PML-N government believes in development of infrastructure and all development projects will be completed in Karachi and elsewhere in Sindh province.
He said 25 billion rupees have been provided by the federal government for completion of projects in Karachi to resolve problems being faced by the people.
The Prime Minister said 1700 kilometers long motorways are being built in the country.He said development process should be above politics and it should continue.
He further said CPEC projects and Motorways will bring progress and prosperity in the country as well as region and enhanced connectivity will augment economic activities.
“The PML-N government is one that starts and completes development projects,” said Abbasi.
The premier said that the Rs25 billion development package for Karachi complements the work the provincial government is already doing.
“Karachi belongs to all of us,” said the premier, adding that a lot more has to be done for the city.The prime minister said elections will be held in July after which a new government will take form.
Abbasi praised the army-led Frontier Works Organisation for completing the project.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Governor Mohammad Zubair, and senior military and civilian government officials are present at the ceremony.