SHUJABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday said that national dialogue must be held to evolve consensus for new provinces.
Addressing a public gathering here after inaugurating Multan-Shujabad section of Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), the prime minister said many countries had created new provinces and that it was possible in Pakistan too.
He was accompanied by Governor Punjab Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana and Minister for Water Resources Javed Ali Shah.
The prime minister earlier unveiled the plaque of the project.
The Sukkur-Multan Motorway is part of Karachi-Lahore Motorway Project and is being constructed under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that would cost Rs 294 billion.
Work on the motorway was started in 2016 and is scheduled to complete by
The prime minister told the gathering that those who had now been calling for South Punjab province were part of Pervez Musharraf’s government when new province could have been created within no time.
He said such people were just cheating the people and challenged them to prove their performance during their respective tenures with that of the PML-N government in all sectors.
He said the whole political elite should join heads on the issue of new provinces and other national issues as the politics of blackmailing and impersonation would not work anymore.
He said the present government had delivered even beyond its commitments and besides it own projects, it had also accomplished the half-complete projects of previous government that had been lingering for decades.
He said the previous governments too had same resources but failed to deliver. — APP