LAHORE  - PML-N MNA Hamza Shahbaz has said that bold, courageous and timely decisions of the leadership played an important role in making the country a nuclear power.

He said this while addressing a function on the occasion of Yaum-e-Takbeer arranged by PML-N Traders Wing at Aiwan-e-Iqbal, on Thursday.

He said that Muslim League-N under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif is committed to make Pakistan a great country. He said that the investment of 46 billion dollars by China will change the destiny of the country. However, he said that like Kalabagh Dam, the economic corridor of the splendid project will not be allowed to be politicised.

Hamza said that sit-ins wasted six months out of two years of the government but now there was a ray of hope that the promise of eliminating loadshedding made by present government would be fulfilled up to 2018. He said that 100 megawatt electricity has started adding through solar energy project at Bahawalpur which will increase to 900 megawatt whereas coal-based 1300 megawatt electricity project is under completion.

Had Kalabagh Dam not been politicised, there would have 6000 megawatt hydle electricity and lakhs of acres land irrigated, Hamza added. He said that the criticism of PTI on metro is unjustified. He said that 1.25 lakh persons travel daily by air-conditioned metro buses in Lahore whereas after the inauguration in Rawalpindi next week, the metro project is being started in Multan.

Similarly, after Lahore-Rawalpindi motorway, Nawaz Sharif has started 1000 km long motorway project from Lahore to Karachi which will bring good news of development and prosperity, he added.

Hamza Shahbaz said that Punjab government has started potable water project at a cost of billions of rupees due to which 3.25 crore people will get facility of clean drinking water by the end of 2017.

Criticising PTI, Hamza Shahbaz said that no one was spared by PTI in leveling allegations and abusing in sit-ins of six months but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did not lose patience. He said that the success in cantonment local bodies’ elections and the majority in by-election in Multan is more than the general elections.

Hamza Shahbaz cut cake along with workers at the function of Yaum-e-Takbeer and congratulated them on this occasion. He said that this day is memorable for every Pakistani. Raising slogans with the workers, he said that the leadership making atomic power will also make the country an economic tiger.

PML-N President Pervaiz Malik, General Secretary Kh Imran Nazir, Special Assistant Nasir Saeed and Chairman Tajir Etihad Lahore Irfan Iqbal Sheikh addressing the function paid tributes to party leadership.

Provincial Minister Malik Nadeem Kamran, Assembly Members Shahbaz Ahmed, Majid Zahoor, Ghazali Saleem Butt, Secretary Information Imran Goraya, presidents various markets, traders and workers attended the function in large numbers.