JACOBABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday announced a development grant of Rs 1 billion and mega development projects for the neglected Jacobabad District in Sindh.
“For me, Jacobabad is the most deserving city of development funds. If Islamabad, Lahore or any other developed city is given Rs 100 crores, Jacobabad deserves Rs 200 crores,” the prime minister said addressing a huge public gathering in Jacobabad.
“The people of Jacobabad should also look prosperous like those of Lahore and Islamabad,” he said.
The mega development projects announced by the prime minister for Jacobabad included the electrification of villages, gas supply, women vocational training centre and a PASSCO centre.
The prime minister was accompanied by Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Ilahi Bakhsh Soomro, Senators Salim Zia and Raheela Magsi, Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon and Special Assistant to PM Asif Kirmani.
Nawaz Sharif said the presence of such a huge crowd in scorching heat, proved that the people of Sindh had pinned great hopes at the PML-N as the provincial government had failed to cope with their needs.
The prime minister questioned as why the Sindh government had shattered the hopes of their people for failing to provide roads, schools and hospital and even clean drinking water.