Sheikhupura - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that those creating hurdles in the way of PML-N's development agenda will miserably fail.

"This is the agenda of Pakistan's development. Some people are trying to stop it. But it will not stop, as the people of Pakistan are with Nawaz Sharif, and we will continue to pursue it," he told a public gathering yesterday after inaugurating Sangla Hill interchange.

The 3.7km interchange at Faisalabad-Pindi Bhatian Motorway, constructed at a cost of Rs299.2 million, would provide the residents of the area an easy access to Lahore, Islamabad, Sargodha, Chiniot, Chak Jhumra, Faisalabad and Jhang.

"Those who are creating hurdles (in the way) do not want to see end of loadshedding and cheaper electricity, but their agenda will fail, and our agenda will succeed," Nawaz Sharif said while referring to various development projects initiated or completed during the last three years of his government.

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was changing the fate of Pakistan including that of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he said.

"Look at the KP, where they wanted to make a new Pakistan. But now we are making a new Pakistan there through construction of motorways and bringing in electricity," he remarked.

"When electricity would be cheaper, who will benefit from it," he asked and then replied himself that it would be the people, farmers, industrialists and the domestic consumers.

PM Nawaz said his government was working day and night to end electricity loadshedding by 2018, and the menace of terrorism has been curbed to a large extent across the country.

He said Pakistan Railways and Pakistan International Airline (PIA) which were on the decline during the previous regimes, have been revived.

"Look at the Pakistan of today and that of three years' back. The world is recognising that Pakistan is moving ahead with development," he added.

Nawaz said due to the government's development agenda, unemployment would end, poor people would prosper and illiteracy would be eliminated.

He said his government was constructing roads and motorways, adding, the construction of Sangla Hill Interchange would reduce travel time from Lahore to Sangla from the existing two and half hours to one and half hours.

The prime minister said the construction of roads was facilitating the farmers to take their agricultural produce to markets at low cost as well as the consumers who get vegetables, fruit, sugarcane, wheat etc on lower rates.

Similarly, he said, Motorway up to Lahore was completed by the PML-N government in 1999, and now the work was in progress on the Motorway project from Lahore to Karachi.

"We are here to serve you. We are giving laptops to the youth, constructing schools and hospitals," he said and added the government was planning to construct new 50 state-of-the-art and fully-equipped hospitals across the country to boost health facilities for the masses.

The prime minister on this occasion also announced the provision of gas to Sangla Hill as well as the villages of NA 103 electoral constituency.

He also announced to soon restore an underpass in Sangla Hill at Lahore-Faisalabad railway track which had become dysfunctional for the last several years. He also promised setting up a university in Sangla Hill.

Moreover, he announced extending the Faisalabad-Sahinawala Expressway up to Sangla Hill, and doubling the road from Sangla Hill Interchange to Adda Shah Behlol on the demand of EX-MNA Afzal Tarar - the father of Federal Health Minister Saira Afzal.

Nawaz Sharif also announced the construction of a 250-bed hospital in Nankana Sahib and said that 50 similar hospitals would be constructed in other cities of the country.

Kashmir Affairs Minister Birjees Tahir, speaking on the occasion, thanked the PM for fulfilling his promise of constructing Sangla Hill Interchange which he had made during his election campaign in 2013.

He said the construction of this interchange will not only benefit the people of this area, but it would also facilitate Sikh pilgrims in Nankana Sahib and help promote tourism in the area.

Birjees said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strengthened the country's economy through his prudent policies.

MPA Rana Arshad and other dignitaries were also present at the gathering, where the district administration had adopted tight security measures.