South Punjab was making progress during our tenure equal to rest of Punjab: Ch Parvez Elahi
Due to anti-people policies of Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif south Punjab is again being drowned in the darkness of backwardness
In five years we had done 55 years like works in South Punjab these works of ours are still talking, talk with a delegation
Lahore: 23-08-2017: Pakistan Muslim League (PML) senior central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Ch Parvez Elahi has said that South Punjab during our tenure was making progress equal to rest of Punjab, in five years we had undertaken works like 55 years and these works of ours are still talking today.
He said this while talking to a delegation from South Punjab which called on him at his residence here today (Wednesday). Central Secretary General and MNA Tariq Bashir Cheema was also present on this occasion.
Ch Parvez Elahi said that during our tenure we had made education up to matric and books free in South Punjab, monthly stipends were fixed for poor girls as a result of which 15 lakhs girls were enrolled in schools for the first time, state of the art cardiology hospital was established at a cost of Rs 1. 5 billion in which arrangement for children’s heart diseases is also there, three storeyed emergency block of 112 beds was got constructed in Nishtar Hospital, constructed modern burn unit, dental unit and established Nursing College, started first children hospital and Shaikh Zayed Medical College Rahim Yar Khan, established 1122 emergency service which has so far provided assistance to two lakh persons in South Punjab in accidents.
Ch Parvez Elahi said that during our tenure farmers of south Punjab were being electricity at half price, water channels were concreted, water was reaching to the tail, thousands of kilometers of farm to market roads were constructed, filtration plants were installed for provision of clean drinking water, patrolling posts were established everywhere for ensuring law and order due to which ordinary crimes like thefts and dacoities as well as cattle thefts were controlled, if Shehbaz Sharif let the patrolling posts continued working in South Punjab then gangs of criminals like Chottu gang in Rajapanur could not have raised their ugly head.
He said we had served South Punjab in real sense unlike advertisements mongering by Shehbaz Sharif, if our started development works in South Punjab were allowed to continue even after our government South Punjab would have been standing equal to remaining Punjab today but regretfully due to anti-people and ill policies of Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif, South Punjab is again drowning in the darkness of backwardness. #