RAWALPINDI: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government was striving to steer the country out of crises.
Addressing a function of Al-Buraq Solid Waste Management Company held here at Gulzar-e-Quaid, he said former governments were responsible for all the crises being faced by the country today.
He said during the last 15 years, all governments failed to control price hike, corruption, unemployment and terrorism.
They did nothing to end electricity loadshedding in the country.
He said the PML-N government in its last tenures established dams and motorways and it was now making all-out efforts to put the country on path to progress, he added.
Nisar recalled during PML-N government in 1997-1999, there was no loadshedding, unemployment and terrorism.
Gas and electricity was available for the masses and Pakistan was leading the region in terms of progress,but today it lagged behind other countries, he added.
He further said that petroleum products prices in the country were the cheapest in the region. The PML-N’s people friendly government was determined to work for the welfare of masses and passing on the benefits of decline in petrol prices in international market to them, despite economic troubles.
The government had put the economy on right track during the past 17 months, he added.
He said the federal government had written to the provinces to reduce prices of essential commodities, so that the people could benefit from the improved economy.
He said the government was determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and vowed that it would be eliminated soon.
The minister said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership Was telling lies and levelling baseless allegations against the PML-N.
The PTI was not a new political party as it was established 20 years ago, he added.
He said Turkish firm AL Buraq, a solid waste management company,would collect garbage from the entire city and adjoining areas, to make Rawalpindi a model city in terms of cleanliness. In the first phase, the company had strated work in 46 union councils of Rawal Town and would expand its work to 14 UCs of Potohar Town also, he added.
The Punjab government inked a deal with the Turkish company for launching the project of solid waste which is being implemented in Rawalpindi union councils to make the city at par with the federal capital and Lahore in terms of cleanliness.
Al-Baraq will lift over 900 tons of wastage and garbage on daily basis.
On this occasion, Punjab Minister for Labour and Manpower Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, Chairman Metro Bus Service Implementation Committee Muhammad Hanif Abbasi, MNA Malik Ibrar, Chairman Solid Waste Management Company, MPA Raja Hanif, MD Solid Waste Management Company Irfan Qureshi, Chairman Green Task Force Dr. Jamal Nasir, Parliamentarians Nujma Hameed, Tahira Aurangzaib, MPA Lubna Rehan, Ch. Sarfraz Afzal, Malik Iftikhar Ahmed, Tariq Warsi, PML-N leader Sardar Naseem Ahmed Khan and others were also present.