ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday proposed national dialogue to define relationship among institutions and forge consensus on critical issues.
While speaking in the last session of the National Assembly in Islamabad, the prime minister said neither the government nor the opposition would accept any suggestion for delaying 2018 general elections.
The prime minister said timely holding of elections was a Constitutional requirement and they would not allow even a day’s delay in the conduct of polls.
Highlighting the government performance in the House, Khaqan Abbasi said security situation had greatly improved as their valiant armed forces had successfully defeated the menace of terrorism and restored peace in the Country.
Khaqan said peace was also established in Karachi which was result of consensus among the political parties and a success story of democracy.
The prime minister said economy of the Country had been revamped and a growth rate of about six percent has been achieved. He said today Pakistan had become an investment destination of all foreign and local investors. He said radical tax reforms had been introduced while energy crisis overcame due to prudent policies of the government.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said government initiated projects would ensure sufficient availability of electricity by 2030.
Khaqan Abbasi said 114 new gas discoveries were recorded in their tenure. He said today gas was available to every consumer in Pakistan. He said supply of gas would be made available by 2020 through Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline.
Moreover, he said the government had brought a revolution in internal and regional connectivity. He said 1700 kilometers long motorways had either been completed or in completion phase across Pakistan. He said western corridor would open up Balochistan.