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Traveling Thru GT Road to Thank Masses: Nawaz

Islamabad (August 9, 2017): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that he was traveling to Lahore through GT Road to thank masses for supporting him.

In a brief chat with media before leaving from Punjab House Islamabad, he said that the purpose to travel through GT Road back to his home town Lahore was to thank the masses who supported him.

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He termed Punjab Chief Minister and his younger bother Shahbaz Sharif as the pride of Pakistan.

Lauding his performance as provincial chief executive, he said that Shahbaz Sharif had made Punjab as role model for other provinces.

“Shahbaz Sharif is the heart of Punjab and the pride of Pakistan. He has made Punjab a role model [for others],” Nawaz told reporters while leaving the Punjab House.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan has immense potential to grow in the future.

He added that the country was marching forward in every sector, and Pakistan’s economy ‘started galloping,’ with a 5.3 per cent growth rate in 2016.

“We were aiming to achieve a 6 per cent growth rate this fiscal year, and I believe that there is great potential for further increase in growth rate because the investments taking place in Pakistan are colossal,” Nawaz said. “The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project is also moving forward at a very fast pace.”

Touching upon the problems Pakistan was facing when Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz came to power in 2013, the former premier said his government inherited three challenges.

“The power crisis was at its peak, and by the grace of God we have been able to resolve that to a great extent,” he said. “By early next year, this problem will be fully resolved.”

Nawaz is on his way to Rawalpindi to begin his journey, via the GT Road, for his hometown of Lahore.
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At present, Nawaz’s cavalcade, surrounded by scores of party supporters, is at Zero Point from where it will turn towards Faizabad on the Islamabad Expressway. It will then get on Murree Road, Rawalpindi from the Faizabad Interchange.

The decision for Sharif to reach out to masses by traveling via GT Road was taken at a party meeting at Punjab House a couple of days ago.

Following his disqualification as the prime minister, Sharif vacated PM House on July 30 and headed to his Murree residence along with family members and close confidants. A week later, he moved to Punjab House, Islamabad.

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