TANK: Hitting out at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and their recent defeat in a by-election in Peshawar, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that his partys opponents would lose of the Khyper Pakthunkhwa provincial government by the next general election.
The prime minister was speaking at a public gathering after performing the ground breaking of a motorway linking Dera Ismail Khan with Hakla as part of the Western alignment of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The total stretch of the motorway would be 285 kilometers that would be completed within two years with the cost of Rs.129.782 billion. The project is part of western route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The motorway project comprises several bridges and interchanges.
Speaking to a crowd of people gathered at the ceremony the prime minister said, “Holding protests is the opposition’s fate. Let them protest while we work for progress.”
Lashing out at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government the PM said, Those who promised a new Pakistan have not even been able to create a new Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. By the year 2018, they will lose Khyber Pakhtunkhwa too
Addressing the crowd he said, I had always wanted to visit D.I.Khan. A railway track will run through D.I.Khan soon, as the area will be connected to Sindh and Balochistan.
He added that he was the PTI had lost Peshawar in the by-polls. PTI was in fourth place in the by-pools, he said.
The PM announced Rs500m fund for D.I.Khan. An agriculture university will also be established in the city, he said.
Jamiat Ulema Islami-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman also addressed the crowd. We want peace, progress and a strong democracy in the country. We will not let this conspiracy against democracy flourish.
He added that the opposition had every right to protest. But criticism has its limits.
Without naming Imran Khan he said, “The prime minister is ready to face a commission, but you your self are a crook.”
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